Efficiency key issue for GOP auditor hopefuls

Offering efficient services and keeping public documents accessible to local residents are key issues for both Republican candidates for county auditor.

Republicans Jason Miller and Pam Burton are vying for their party’s nomination for the position. A Democrat or independent candidate could file to challenge the primary winner in the fall election. The candidate who wins the fall election will replace Jan Richhart, who has served in the position for eight years and cannot run for re-election due to term limits.

The county auditor oversees county finances, serves as secretary to the county council and commissioners and ensures county bills are paid, budgets are followed and back taxes are collected.

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