Millboro Ruritan Club Hosts Debate for Bath County Treasurer Candidates

Millboro, WV – On Thursday October 13, the Millboro Ruritan Club hosted a debate for the candidates for the office of Treasurer of Bath County. The event was held at Millboro Elementary School and all seven candidates attended, R. Sue Ailstock, Richard B. Byrd, Shirley M. Matheny, Janet F. Plecker, Bonnie Jo Robertson, Pamela H. Webb and Sandra W. Williams.

In this story you will hear three candidates responding to the question, What background do you bring to the office and what technical qualities do you have that makes you the best candidate for the office of Treasurer?

Bonnie Robertson – “What I would bring to the Treasurer is twenty seven years of public service. I also have a two year certificate in accounting and business and marketing. I’ve taken in the last two to three years, several classes that pertain to customer service, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Word. In all the jobs I’ve had to, I’ve had great customer service and that’s one thing I think that you’re born with. I feel like it comes from the heart. And some of the jobs that I’ve had, we’ve started two new businesses in Hot Springs. Brand spanking new and when I left there it was booming. From the get go, as soon as I graduated and got started in the business career, it was money, bookkeeping, marketing, selling.”

Pamela Webb – “I bring twenty four years of accounting and finance experience not only doing general accounting, but also utility accounting. I’ve been with the local telephone company in Williamsville for the past twenty four years doing their accounting and finance. I have worked with our President and our General Manager providing budgets. I also have experience in payroll and accounts payable on a day to day basis. I also bring with me to the office the technology experience as far as evolving with the local telephone company from going from a hands on process of doing our accounting. When I first came to the office, we did all of our accounting by hand, it was all on ledgers. And since then in the past twenty four years we have evolved from doing it by hand to pretty much we’re almost paperless. With the telephone company I have worked with internet and with a lot of the computer applications.”

Sandra Williams – “I bring a solid background in accounting, technology, customer service and leadership skills. My accounting skills stem from time spent in the Accounts Payable Office at Bacova Guild, banking experience, courses taken at Dabney S. Lancaster in accounting. And my customer service skills, I’ve had many jobs that require me to work in the public. My technology skills, I’ve taken courses through Dabney S. Lancaster. I have taken sessions offered through the Bath County Public School System. And I have knowledge in Excel, Word, Publisher, website development and many other things in technology.”

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