Henry County Republican Treasurer candidate

Originally Posted Online: March 09, 2014, 12:00 am
Last Updated: March 09, 2014, 10:16 am
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By Dwayne Anderson

As your next Henry County treasurer, I will work for the citizens of the county to ensure the most prudent, accurate, efficient, responsible use and protection of their tax dollars. I will be accountable to the county board and to the public, and will perform all duties with the highest degree of professionalism, ethics, integrity, as well as budgetary and financial responsibility.

I'm a certified public accountant (CPA) from Lynn Center. I bring experienced leadership with a broad accounting and financial background and perspective on issues to meet the present and future needs of the treasurer's office.

I have a lifetime of involvement, commitment and service in many organizations and businesses. From this experience, I feel that I have developed a solid background, both personally and professionally, and built a strong foundation for contributing and serving as county treasurer.

In addition, our county government today needs to implement a strategic planning process that provides vision, focus and direction. Once I am elected to the position of treasurer, I plan to support and assist county leadership with the facilitation and implementation of a formal strategic planning process.

Our challenge today is electing strong leadership at the local, state and national level of government.

For all of the citizens of Henry County, this is why I agreed to run and am looking forward to serving as your next treasurer. As a twice-elected school board member, Henry County Farm Bureau treasurer, St. Paul Lutheran Church Finance and Building Committee member, CPA with a strong leadership and financial background in the banking, investment and real estate industries, as well as a third-generation farmer, husband and father, I ask for your vote on March 18, 2014.

Top priorities:

To continue and maintain:

-- The high standards of professional ethics in the county treasurer's office in protecting your tax dollars.

-- Prudent, safe and sound investment of county funds in local financial institutions, according to Illinois State Statutes.

-- The first-class customer service in the County Treasure's office, as well as solid working relationships with other county offices.

Name: Dwayne Anderson

Hometown: Lynn Center

Occupation: President Anderson Grain Farms Inc. and Dwayne Anderson Land Co.

Education: Augustana College, B.A., accounting and business administration; University of Michigan Graduate School of Business/Public Finance Institute; University of Virginia AICPA National School of Banking; REALTORS Land Institute, Accredited Land Consultant (ALC), Certified Public Accountant

Political experience: School board member, member of the Illinois Farm Bureau Farm Bill and Policy Task Force.

Community involvement: Henry County Farm Bureau treasurer, St. Paul Lutheran Church Finance Committee member.


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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