Because the votes were so close in the August primary and the encouragement that I have received from the community, I have decided to run for Breitung Township treasurer as a write-in in the Nov. 6 general election. Current Treasurer Anne (Cahee) Ethington continues to support my candidacy.
After 30 years of dedicated service to Breitung Township, Anne requested that the township board approve an unpaid leave of absence, due to her continuing health issues. The board approved her leave, beginning Sept. 10, 2012, until Nov. 20, 2012 at noon, when a newly elected treasurer will take office.
The name, Anne Cahee, will still be on the ballot, but she is not running for re-election. My thanks go to Anne, not only for her support and encouragement, but for sharing her wisdom, knowledge and expertise that I have gleaned from over the years.
I have been Breitung Township's deputy treasurer since 2008 and have the experience and knowledge that the residents of Breitung Township are looking for, to successfully fill the treasurer's position. The transition to treasurer would be smooth as I currently perform the duties of the treasurer, in her absence.
Recently the board sent me for additional training on the tax computer program that is used at the township. I came back with a better understanding of the program, and learned about tools that will save time and money.
I have proven myself to be dedicated and trustworthy and, if elected, I will pursue updating the current billing process with the option of electronic bill pay which will also serve to save time and money, not only for the township, but for the residents and out of town land owners as well.
As a write-in, my name will not appear on the ballot. I want all of my supporters' write-in votes to count. My name must be spelled exactly and the oval darkened in or your vote will not count. Writing in my name may take a few extra moments of your time, but your write-in vote for experience is the right vote.
If you have any questions or comments please call me at (906) 282-0396, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook: The Committee to Elect Johanna Provost. For campaign information, please call Dot Bradley at (906) 396-1083 or email: email@example.com.
I want to acknowledge my family and friends, Treasurer Anne (Cahee) Ethington and all of my Breitung Township supporters for your continued prayers and encouragement.
Don't count me out, write me in!