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Treasurer hopefuls answer questions

October 23, 2013
By Kiernan M. Schalk - Sentinel reporter ( , Lewistown Sentinel

LEWISTOWN - Candidates for the offices of Mifflin County Treasurer and Register and Recorder attended the farm bureau-sponsored event Tuesday night at the Mifflin County High School.

Republican candidate and First Deputy Treasurer Deb Civitts said she knows every aspect of the office and has even served as acting treasurer at times, when called upon.

Teresa Hobbs touted her experience in accounting and as a paralegal, as well as a compliance and operations officer for the Office for PA Credit Unions.

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Sentinel photo by BRADLEY KREITZER
Deputy Treasurer Deb Civitts speaks about her interest in the office of Mifflin County treasurer.

Civitts said her experience working under two different treasurers has prepared her to take over as the new treasurer.

"The election is about you and your tax dollars," Civitts said.

Hobbs said she is confident in her ability to serve as treasurer and she would keep the current staff at the treasurer's office if elected.

Hobbs said she is driven to ensure proper checks and balances in the treasurer's office and to provide taxpayers with timely assistance.

Also speaking at the event was Barbara Stringer, the Republican incumbent register and recorder who said she was the first woman elected for this position in the county. She was first elected in 1997 and took office in 1998.

Stringer said she has worked hard to preserve county records and is devoted to the people of Mifflin County. Stringer is running unopposed.

Mifflin County Sheriff Chris Shade also was invited to the event but was unable to attend. Shade is a cross-filed candidate running unopposed in the Nov. 5 election.



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