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Cass County Treasurer

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    Steve Cheslik
    (Rep)

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Campaign email address cheslik@embarqmail.com
Campaign Phone (816) 738-5983
Public Elected Offices Held Cass County Treasurer
Incumbent? yes
Education Masters Degree in Education
Age 56
I have been blessed to be the Cass County Treasurer for the past 20 years. I served as the president of the Missouri County Treasurers' Association for two years and was on the board for 8 years. I have worked with numerous office holders in Cass County and have helped guide the county through both thick and thin times. My background as a math educator at Ray-Pec has been helpful in understanding, as well as helping others understand, the complexities and details of the county budget. I thank God often for the honor and privilege of serving the citizens of Cass County.
My office door is always open to any citizen with questions about the county budget and the particulars of county spending. In conjunction with the Cass County Auditor, we will continue to improve the new accountability portal that we set up as a link on the Cass County website (see casscounty.com). Among other things, on this portal citizens can see how their tax dollars are being spent and how much bonded debt the county has. In my opinion, improving efficiency depends on open and honest communication with the other 12 office holders in Cass County. Deciding what protocol will best protect the county tax dollars while accomplishing the tasks of county government is essential. Finally, keeping the commissioners informed of the financial status of the county will help them determine spending priorities.