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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.

  1. What are your qualifications for the office you seek?   (75 words)

Linda Simpson (D): I am dedicated, honest, and prepared to meet the obligations and expectations in motor vehicle, tax collections, accounting, and investments. I am completing my third term as the Albany County Treasurer and my background includes accounting, banking, supervisor and office manager. I continue to serve on the ACPE Federal Credit Union Board of Directors.I am currently serving a two year term as President of the Wyoming County Treasurers Association which offers the opportunity to work with my peers….

  1. What are the two greatest opportunities or challenges facing the County Treasurer’s Office, and what changes would you make to address these in the coming four years? (100 words)

Linda Simpson (D): The opportunities provided in new technology are always evolving. I will be working on e-notices for property taxes and secondly will be renewal notices for motor vehicle registration. This will allow us a different format for reminders and will be available at the discretion of the taxpayer.  The work will begin on the next issue of license plates in the fall of 2015 with preparation for storage and distribution.

  1. What ideas do you have for increasing County revenue through collection and investment?  (100 words)

Linda Simpson (D): Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) is 19 percent of the county revenue and it is imperative that we support the Wyoming Representative and Senators in determining a long term plan for payment by the Federal Government. The primary objectives of investment activity are safety, liquidity, return on investments, and community investment. The investments are designed with the objective of attaining a market-average rate of return throughout budgetary and economic cycles.