Herald Journal - Voters' Guide 2010
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Wright County Auditor

Robert Hiivala has filed for the Wright County Auditor position.

Robert Hiivala

Why are you running for county auditor/treasurer?

I have served as Wright County Auditor/Treasurer for the last six years, and respect the responsibilities this job requires.

I am proud of the accomplishments that have been made, and look forward to implementing the additional steps needed to enhance the information supplied to the public, county commissioners, and county departments.

What do you think are two major issues at this time, and what do you propose to do about them?

1. Continue to provide better access of information to the public.

For example, we recently instituted an e-mail subscription service that allows our office to e-mail tax payment reminders to those that have requested it.

In addition to the annual tax statement mailings, we also offer copies of the tax statements online.

While keeping our budget restrained, I will continue to enhance the information provided to the public.

2. Streamline budget and financial information among county commissioners and county departments.

Currently, we are in the process of imaging all of the accounts payable records for every department to use when they are taking into consideration their daily operations.

I intend to provide training to each department on how to access its financial data in the accounting system, so as to assist them in their decision-making process.

Why should you be elected?

I have worked for Wright County for more than 15 years, first as the chief deputy since 1995, and as the county auditor/treasurer since 2004.

I provide the qualified experience this department needs to continue to be successful and to better serve the citizens of Wright County.

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