A press release from Jeff Thorsen:
JEFFREY T. THORSEN ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR McHENRY COUNTY TREASURER
Jeffrey T. Thorsen announces his candidacy for the Republican Nomination for McHenry County Treasurer in the Republican Primary on March 18, 2014.
Thorsen, a lifelong resident of McHenry County, is a 5 term member of the Crystal Lake City Council.
With an MBA from Northern Illinois University, Thorsen has made his career in the McHenry County banking industry for over 25 years.
Thorsen points to his credentials as a private sector outsider, a proven civic leader, and a dedicated non-profit volunteer with a record of fiscal responsibility. In his words,
“The record of my conservative fiscal objectives is well documented and available for all to see on the City of Crystal Lake’s website (CrystalLake.org.).
“I have stood firm and many times prevailed in avoiding backdoor referendums, tax levy increases, and not so well thought out objectives of other taxing bodies within the City’s taxing district.”
When asked why he is running for Treasurer, Thorsen responded,
“The Treasurer’s office has at least two customer bases.
“Foremost is the public that counts on the office to provide accurate and timely disclosure, billing, and ease of collection of their real property tax liabilities.
“However, the Treasurer’s office is equally obligated to accurately account for and reflect the recipients of those tax receipts as required by state statute and deliver those dollars in a timely manner.
“I am not confident this has always been the case in the more recent past.”
Thorsen vows to maintain principals of fiscal responsibility.
Thorsen also believes the Treasurer’s office is in a unique position to provide disclosure and access throughout McHenry County.
Thorsen believes certain disclosures are not presently available to taxpayers. He states,
“It is my belief that the public can be better informed as to where their tax dollars go, and the general fiscal health of all units of government.”
Jeff is a trusted and experienced banker who can capably manage the county’s assets.
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Already announced for the office is Chief Deputy Treasurer Glenda Miller.