Terry Hunt Running for Kane County Auditor

A press release from Terry Hunt, who is about to announce his candidacy for Kane County Audito:

Kane County Auditor Campaign

Terry Hunt

Since 1992 Bill Keck has served our community with honor and commitment. Bill has chosen not to seek re-election after he completes his current term. For the first time in twenty years Kane County will elect a new Auditor in 2012.

Terry Hunt understands the vital role performed by the Kane County Auditor as the primary elected financial advocate for the taxpayers. Terry Hunt has the right combination of experience and education to make a seamless transition in the office. Terry Hunt also has a plan to provide a high level of cost efficient financial services for the citizens of Kane County.

Terry promised to run an honorable campaign based upon the respective qualifications of the candidates and the issues specific to the efficient operation of the office.

Terry’s campaign theme centers around three basic qualities that he will bring to the office and that are crucial to effectively performing the duties of County Auditor. Those principles are Integrity, Independence, and Innovation.

Hunt believes that, especially for the Kane County Auditor, integrity and independence are so closely linked that true fiscal integrity cannot be achieved without total independence. As such, Terry has fiercely protected his uncompromised independence, and the only promises he will make are to the taxpayers of Kane County.

Innovation is among those promises. Terry has a comprehensive plan that includes prioritized, achievable goals. Among the near term targets are efforts to create an Audit Hotline, to publish the County Checkbook online, to enhance Fraud Protection protocols, to increase Operational Audits where needed based upon Risk Assessment, to use preventative Forensic Accounting, to extend the Positive Pay Policy, to audit the County Credit Cards system, and to approve and monitor all County Contracts.
Additional details and other information are available through his website at www.ElectTerryHunt.com
Please feel free to contact Terry Hunt directly at Terry@ElectTerryHunt.com or by phone at 630-567-2006.

On Saturday, October 1st at 10:00 AM Terry Hunt will host an event to publicly launch his campaign at the Big Rock Town Hall. Everyone is invited to join us for refreshments following the announcement. The public and the media are encouraged to join us.

Terry Hunt Biography

Terry and his wife Marty have been married for 36 years, and have lived in Kane County for the past 20 years at their farm in Big Rock. They have one daughter, Sarah Herron who lives with her husband Sean in Sugar Grove.

Terry graduated from the University of Evansville where he attended the Schroeder Family School of Business and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an Accounting Major and Finance Minor. Terry was on the Dean’s List and a member of the Business Honors Fraternity.

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After graduation Terry worked for two public accounting firms gaining experience while performing audits of a variety of retail and manufacturing businesses, bank examinations, and governmental compliance reviews. Terry also prepared personal and business financial reports, as well as individual and corporate income, payroll and sales tax returns.

Terry was recruited to the private sector where he began as the Assistant Controller for a multi-state mining and manufacturing company with operating plants located in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and North Carolina. Within six months Terry earned a promotion to Controller, and within three years he was promoted again to Vice President. Altogether he served as Controller, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance fourteen years.

Terry has also owned and operated a small business in Kane County for over 26 years now. In addition to handling the financial responsibilities of a growing company, Hunt also demonstrated his ability to establish and execute a plan of action. Beginning with a plot of farm ground in 1984, Terry quickly developed his vision into one of the country’s top ranked breeding farms for champion performance horses over the past two decades.

The Hunts have always been active in the community. Terry coached the girls’ basketball teams at the local high school for five years. He has also coached and sponsored virtually every youth sport ranging from beginner t-ball to highly competitive AAU basketball teams. Through the farm, Terry also supports programs such as FFA and 4-H. The entire family serves as volunteers for Equine Dreams, a therapeutic riding center for clients with special needs serving Kane County and other area communities. Terry’s family attends the Orchard Valley Community Church in Aurora.

Terry is a Trustee for the Village of Big Rock, and is the elected Republican precinct committeeman for his district. Hunt has been a Guest Speaker at the Kendall County Tea Party Rally, and previously served as the Field Director for the Speaker Education Project for the 11th and 14th congressional districts.


Terry Hunt Running for Kane County Auditor — 9 Comments

  1. The Republican primary to succeed retiring Auditor Bill Keck will be interesting, given you have 2 relative newcomers, who by all appearances, have never served in elected public office.

    The auditor’s race in Kane County is 1 of 5 countywide offices that does not have an elected incumbent. The County Board Chairman, Circuit Court Clerk, Coroner and Auditor have incumbents who are not seeking another term, or running for a different office. The State’s Attorney is an appointed incumbent.

    Should be intersting.

  2. Yes, Hunt has good credentials, but so does the other candidate, Laura Wallett of South Elgin. Looks like both have put in their time as Republican precinct committeeman.

    Ms. Wallett’s site is http://laurawallett.com

    Honestly, neither candidate has made a very strong “first impression”, but right now, on first impressions alone, Ms. Wallett did a little better job. That’s no prediction of who will win, let alone an endorsement. See if you agree with me.

  3. Laura Wallett is very active in the tea party movement as a leader in Kane County. She is worth taking a close look at.

  4. Terry Hunt seems to be much more suitable for this position then Laura Wallett. From what I’ve seen he seems to have a better plan for Kane County.

  5. Before I decide which is the better candidate, I would like to know more abount their accounting degrees along with their professional experience. I hope they make these credentials publicly available so they can be verified.

    What I have been told by party leaders:

    Mr. Hunt does not have an accounting degree and has never practiced public accounting. He breeds race horses for a living.

    Ms. Wallet has a B.S. degree in accounting and 20 years of public accounting experience.

  6. I met both candidates at a political event.

    Terry Hunt is a horse breeder he does have a degree in business. He did accounting work prior to 1984 when he started his farm.

    Laura Wallett has an accounting degree with 22 years of public accounting experience.

    They both seem to be nice people. I would vote for either one. Just wanted to set the record straight.

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