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Monroe County Controller

4 year term.

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    Marlo A Merhige
    (Rep)

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    Luna Mishoe
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

Do you have specific suggestions for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the office for which you are a candidate?

Campaign Phone (570) 977-3976
Campaign email Merhige@ptd.net
Education Graduated Cum Laude, College Misericordia, B.S. Accounting
Current Occupation Monroe County Controller
Qualifications for Office I became Controller in 2000 and have been overseeing all aspects of the Controller's Office since 1997. With my leadership skills and on-the-job training, I am a strong advocate for the people of the County.
The mission of the Controller's Office is to provide independent oversight of the financial affairs of Monroe County as prescribed by law, with the aim of promoting accountability and efficiency in our fiscal operations. I have the PROVEN EXPERIENCE and have been fighting for the Taxpayers for the last 20 years. We have increased transparency and accountability by putting all expenses online for the public to see and modernized the office by making county payroll, vendor payments and revenue backup electronic, which reduces costs. With my 25 years of auditing experience, there is still much work to be done, improved upon, which I have set the wheels in motion towards making happen. I am currently the 1st VP of the Pa State Association of County Controllers, which through this network, strengthens my ability to continue to serve as your Monroe County Controller. I am the ONLY candidate with accounting, auditing and computer experience and this is what Monroe County Taxpayers need!
Campaign Phone (973) 493-6308
Campaign email l.mishoeii1@gmail.com
Education Sociology, BA Master's Degree City and Regional Planning, MCRP Diplomas: Forensic Science Program Monitoring and evaluation
Current Occupation Retired
Qualifications for Office I am educationally qualified with: 1.) many years of success as an administrator, director and leader 2.) many years of effective and creative grantsmanship and procurement , and 3.) many years of program monitoring and evaluations.
Yes, I do have specific suggestions for improving effectiveness and efficiency of the Controller's Office. Essentially, I will start with an independent third party audit of the Controller's Office. The audit will extend beyond financial assessments but will additionally include programs where allocations of Controller funds have been made. I will look for new ways which are more efficient and more cost effective ways of doing business. We will monitor on a regular basis and make adjustments accordingly. Allocations may also be adjusted. We will operate much more transparently and inclusively and we will become more assessable.