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September 25, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 25, 2013

Polhemus experienced

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing in support of a person I have recommended three times in the past for a position.

All three times I expounded the virtues of this person, she was hired immediately. You readers will have to wait until November.

Sue Polhemus is running to be your next Clinton County treasurer. Sue was born and raised in the North Country. A PHS graduate, after graduating from college in Rochester and following a short time in Vermont, she was able to return to the North Country with the knowledge she acquired in accounting, working for major companies and banks. Returning to the area allowed her, with husband Kirk, to raise their children here.

My family business had a terrific bookkeeper who was with us for 40 years. When she left due to cancer, Kirk (a classmate in high school) suggested Sue. They had just moved back to the area. Sue was a godsend; she did the work seamlessly and in half the time. I was amazed. When you see her resume, it’s no surprise.

Clinton County’s budget is $150 million plus. Our last three treasurers, McGee, Duprey and Giroux, all came from the legislature. All transitions were seamless because of the understanding gained in governmental procedures. The treasurer’s job is all about accounting. Sue’s whole background is accounting. 

As to government, when she was secretary to the Peru supervisor, Sue experienced governmental budgeting, grants, revenue and Civil Service. Now, as a council person even more knowledge has been gained.

Please take the time to find out the qualities and background of this year’s candidates. When material is sent, please try to read it.

When you see the candidates’ body of work, one will become clear: Sue Polhemus is the best choice.

JAMES LANGLEY

Peru

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