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The term is four years with no term limit; compensation is $85,000 plus retirement and health benefits. No Republican filed for office.

Is there a good reason why the County Treasurer’s office is not open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each Monday through Friday?

Linda Simpson (D): The office is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The hours the Courthouse is open to the public was set by the Board of County Commissioners through a resolution many years ago. This allows for time in the morning to balance and close the previous day’s work, as well as staff meetings, training, county sponsored meetings and events.

Do you support renewal of the Fifth-penny sales tax in Albany County? Explain

Linda Simpson (D): Speaking as a candidate, I do support the renewal of the Fifth-penny sales tax. These funds are used for one time or special projects and to support many of the very worthy non-profit organizations that would not be possible without the optional sales tax.