The Treasurer's Office is responsible for collecting, investing, disbursing and reconciling all county funds. The Treasurer is the Chairman of the Board of Investment and is a member of the Retirement Board and Board to Select Depositories.The Treasurer's Office issues dog, hunting, fishing, sportsman firearm registration, temporary boat registrations, bingo and small games of chance licenses. Other duties include collection and disbursement of Act 515/319 rollback taxes and the Bucks County Hotel Lodging Room Rental tax.(Source: http://www.buckscounty.org/government/RowOfficers/Treasurer)
Current Elected Official
Santa Fe College, 1991
I love Bucks County. I have raised my family here and call it home. An opportunity to serve residents that matched my skill set convinced me to step up and be available to my neighbors. I look forward to promoting nonpartisan ideas to our municipalities. I will be conducting a complete review of online services currently being offered and look to update them. I will emphasize transparency; the public should easily see how money is being invested, where it is being held, if fees and taxes are being accurately collected (ex: hotel taxes). The public should be able to review all of this on-line. I also look forward to issuing dog and fishing licenses – having learned to bait a hook at 8 years old and being the proud owner of a spoiled dog myself.
I have 13 years of experience in the financial industry. Internal controls, cash disbursements, lending compliance were my responsibility. I currently oversee a budget of $12 million as a supervisor. With prudent fiscal management, I will ensure that our tax dollars are managed, disbursed and invested wisely. My banking experience will allow me to step into the position on day one with a firm background in fiduciary management, oversight and providing superior customer service. I have effectively managed a staff, am experienced in business development, and created partnerships with professionals that I have to this day.
Elected Bucks County Treasurer, 2016- present; Warminster Township Supervisor 1998-2003 & 2010-2015, Treasurer, 2014 - 2015. Warminster Municipal Authority Board Member, 2004 - 2008, Treasurer 2006.
JD, Widener University School of Law, 1993; BS Computer Information Systems, Tulane University, 1987
I am seeking re-election to the office of Bucks County Treasurer to continue the tradition of delivering good government to the citizens of Bucks County. I believe in smaller government and fiscal responsibility.
Bucks County continues to maintain a AAA financial rating. The Bucks County Pension Fund is fully funded. The County of Bucks continues to deliver necessary services to our residents in a fiscally prudent manner.
Under my management as Elected Bucks County Treasurer, the Bucks County Treasurer's Office has reduced the expense side of our budget; reduced personnel; increased efficiencies to continue to deliver excellent customer service, both on the fiscal and the sales sides of the office, and increased revenue from sales of state licenses including dog licenses, hunting licenses, and bingo and small games of chance licenses.
I am asking for the opportunity to continue to deliver good government to the citizens of Bucks County. I seek re-election to do so.
Experience is my primary qualification. I am currently serving as the Bucks County Treasurer. I can look back at my first four year term and proudly reflect on the accomplishments identified above. I intend to continue in that tradition.
My public service background provides a substantial foundation for meeting and exceeding the responsibilities of the office of County Treasurer. Serving two (2) terms a Township Supervisor, over an 18 year span, provided significant opportunity to work through issues of public employment, finance, and governing. My municipal experience is supplemented by a full term on the Warminster Municipal Authority and by serving on multiple public and non-profit volunteer Boards and Commissions.
My effectiveness as a public official has been reinforced by my training, education, and experience as an active practicing Attorney and Bucks County small business owner. I look forward to bringing this experience back to the Bucks County Treasurer's Office.