Friday, April 25, 2014
Mary Brigid Matheney running for Geauga County Auditor
She said if she were elected she would distribute the remaining moneys in the real estate assessment fund to the townships, schools, parks, libraries and county agencies.
“The current Auditor is sitting on between $1.2 million and $1.7 million that is supposed to be returned to the townships, schools, and other taxing authorities,” she said.
Matheny said she would attempt to improve upon “leadership” in the Auditor’s Office.
She said 15 employees with many years of experience have left the Auditor’s Office recently.
“The current Auditor’s failure to lead and effectively manage good employees has created a disruptive work environment. Over the last seven years as an assistant prosecuting attorney representing many county and township officials, boards, and commissions, I have earned the respect that is necessary to lead,” she said.
“I appreciate the fact that it takes all of the county agencies and officials working together to keep Geauga County great.”
“The role of the county auditor is driven by the law, as the Ohio Revised Code expressly states the county auditor’s responsibilities,” she said. “I am a hardworking, effective, and efficient attorney and I have earned the respect and praise of those I represent. If elected, I will work tirelessly to restore professional leadership to the Geauga County Auditor’s Office.”
Brigid Matheney Candidate Questionnaire