VIDEO: Meet the 2012 Primary Election Candidates
Each year before the election, The Lebanon Reporter introduces readers to the candidates in opposed races. Republican candidates in the May 8 primary are vying for their party's nomination for Boone County Council, Auditor and Coroner. Scroll down to see each candidate's education, experience and community activities, as well as a short video interview.
The candidates were asked these three questions:
- What do you want voters to know about you?
- What do you hope to accomplish if elected?
- What separates you from your opponents?
Here is a brief description of the duties for each office:
- Fiscal officer of the county
- Keeps accounts and issues warrants for the payment of claims.
- Responsible for all documents, books, records, maps and papers deposited in the office
- Provides clerks with estimates of assessed valuations and estimates of taxes
- Distributes funds collected to appropriate governmental agencies
- Determine the manner of death in cases involving violence or casualty, or when someone is found dead in unexplained circumstances
- Obtain police assistance for investigation
- Employ a qualified physician to direct the autopsy
- May act as sheriff if the sheriff is incapacitated or disqualified; has authority to arrest the sheriff when a warrant is issued
- Holds financial powers of the county
- Sets the county's tax rate
- Imposes the tax levy
- Makes appropriations from the county treasury
- Adopt the annual budget
- Sets salaries for county employees
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