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Lewis announces run for clerk-treasurer

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Kathy Lewis speaks to residents at a reception held on Jan. 20, 2014
Jim Grant | The Record-Courier

Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lewis is seeking election to the office she was appointed to last year.

Lewis, 44, called the last year one of the most rewarding of her career.

“In the next year, the clerk-treasurer’s office will be very busy,” she said. “We are currently evaluating a new cash receipting system and preparing to implement a new marriage license application software.”

The clerk serves as the county’s top election official, and one of the key challenges Lewis will face this year is not only running for election, but also managing one.

“The election cycle is one of the most patriotic times in our country and it is exciting to conduct the elections for Douglas County,” she said. “We have over 32,000 registered voters, utilizing the help of over 150 election workers.”

A Minden resident, Lewis has worked for the county for 14 years, and has lived in Douglas County for 18 years. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Weber State in Utah. She holds a CPA license.

“My staff and I have accomplished so much in this past year, including working on delinquent property tax accounts and preparing for two tax sales scheduled for Feb. 3 and April 13.”

She was the county budget officer before being appointed by commissioners on Feb. 5, 2015.

“I will strive to serve the citizens of Douglas County as I work to ensure the Clerk-Treasurer’s office is efficiently and effectively run,” she said.

Lewis will face election this year and again in 2018, when the rest of the county’s constitutional officers run for office.

She may be contacted at 781-2082 or votekathylewis@gmail.com.

The offices of clerk and treasurer were combined by Douglas County in 1888. The office also keeps the county’s official minutes and records. The treasurer’s office is responsible for tracking the county’s finances.

Filing for office is March 7-18.