Interview with Susan Quick – Candidate for Bourbon County Treasurer

Susan Quick is a Democrat running for Bourbon County Treasurer in the upcoming election. Here are a few interview questions with her answers.

1. Please tell readers a little bit about yourself and your background.

I have lived in Bourbon Co most of my life and graduated from Uniontown High School. I am married for 44 yrs and we have 2 daughters and two great grandsons. I am a member of the Bethel Community Church.

2. Why are you running for office?

I want to continue working for Bourbon County.

3. What do you feel is the single most important issue facing the county?

Bourbon County needs new businesses & jobs, this would help ease the tax burden on the property owners. Single family property owners cannot solely bear the weight of the increasing taxes.

4. Why do you think you are a better choice for voters than the incumbent? (If you are the incumbent, why do you think you are a better choice than others who are running?)

I have experience of 21 years in this office. I have performed every duty in the Treasurer’s Office.

5. What is the single most important skill you would bring to the office?

Efficiency & constantly work to operate the office within the budget.

6. If elected, what would your top priority be during your first 90 days?

To collect the first half of the 2012 property taxes and work on the January, 2013 distribution, which usually totals more than a million dollars.

7. Health insurance is one of the fastest growing expenses the county is facing. What are some ways you’d recommend the county deal with this issue?

Bourbon County currently has a good health insurance to offer it’s employees. I feel this is a good incentive to keep our good employees.

A Candidate Forum will be held on July 31 in the Theater of the Ellis Fine Arts Center on the Campus of Fort Scott Community College.  Forum begins at 6 pm. Doors open at 5:30.  The Public is encouraged to attend.  This event is sponsored by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce.

Be sure to vote on August 7!

2 thoughts on “Interview with Susan Quick – Candidate for Bourbon County Treasurer”

  1. RE: Your answer to #3: How much have you cost us to date?

    RE: Your answer to #5: Nothing about thinking how to ‘reduce’ your budget.

    RE: Your answer to #7: Absolutely no constructive ideas.

  2. These answers are met to amuse I guess. Considering that she was not abiding by the statutes and collecting all monies due the county government and it has just been reported that over $3,000 is missing from her office, the cost of the audit which was over $8,000, etc. that electing a new county treasurer would be the best way to start bringing down the taxes. Insurance should mirror what employers in the county are doing with their employees. All this fat cat admin government needs a rehab.

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