Wednesday, Chief Deputy Treasurer Glenda Miller announced her intention to fill the position to be left open by retiring McHenry County Treasurer Bill LeFew.
- a Chemung Township Trustee
- a Republican Precinct Committeeman
- Secretary of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee
- a past member of the Harvard City Council
You can read her press release below:
Miller launches Campaign for County Treasurer
Chief Deputy Treasurer Glenda Miller announced Wednesday that she would seek the Republican nomination to replace retiring McHenry County Treasurer Bill LeFew.
A graduate of Columbia College, with a MBA from Aurora University, Miller, 57, has been Chief Deputy for 17 years, after 21 years in local banking.
“By background and training, I have been preparing for this job my entire adult life”, In making her announcement, Miller also laid claim to LeFew’s endorsement. In an email, he wrote, “Glenda has the training, knowledge, experience, and ethics needed to do the job. No one else comes close. I am proud to endorse her candidacy for County Treasurer.”
A Harvard resident for all her life, Miller has served on the Harvard City Council and currently serves on the Harvard Zoning Board and is a Chemung Township Trustee. Active in Republican politics, Miller is an elected Precinct Committeeman and also serves as Secretary of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee.
As Treasurer, Miller said she would expend outreach efforts to assure that all taxpayers, especially seniors, active and veteran military personnel, are aware of all exemptions for which they may be eligible.
In addition, she pledged to work with local units of government that levy property taxes to ensure the efficient and economical delivery of services.
“While taxpayers are obligated to pay the taxes they owe, they should not pay a penny more, Miller said, adding “and they should expect to get what they pay for.”
Miller promised to safeguard the integrity of the county’s investments, while also seeking to maximize the return on those investments in order to help keep property taxes down.
Finally, Miller said she would continue efforts to streamline the operations of the Treasurer’s Office to control costs.
“We have an obligation to the taxpayers to do more with less, especially in these difficult economic times”, Miller said.
Miller said she hoped to unite the Republican Party behind her candidacy and pledged to run a positive, issue oriented campaign.