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ACHD Commish Sara Baker sent the following on behalf of Ada Treasurer Vicky McIntyre.
When election time comes around, most of us concentrate on the “big” elections like governor or county commissioner. But there is a very important job that keeps Ada County solvent one rarely hears anything about – Ada County Treasurer. Without the work of collecting and disbursing taxes to cities and other districts, cops wouldn’t be paid, roads wouldn’t be paved, and schools couldn’t open.
Vicky McIntyre has been the Ada County Treasurer for the last four years. You never hear much about her office because she does her job with honesty and integrity and an eye towards what’s best for Ada County taxpayers. In fact, you’ll never meet someone with more ability to do the job of Treasurer well.
In this very bad investment climate with pitifully low interest rates, Vicky made the county $5 Million on the investment portfolio. How much did the Ada County budget show she should have made? $1.5 million. Vicky exceeded that by a whopping 233%! The Ada County Board of Commissioners hired FTN Financial to do an analysis of Vicky’s performance. The report showed Vicky’s results were stellar and surpassed large cities like San Francisco and LA and large counties like Orange County California, all of which are much much larger than Ada County Idaho.
This $5 million is money Ada County taxpayers don’t have to pay. Oh, and she also saved taxpayers almost $300,000 by doing things differently in the Treasurer’s Office.
Honest, hardworking, great personal integrity and a great financial mind. What more could you ask for in someone entrusted with safeguarding your tax dollars.
Please join me in voting to re-elect Vicky McIntyre for Ada County Treasurer on May 20. To find out more, go to idahovicky.com.
Ada County Highway District Commissioner District 5
She’s running against Stephanie Wierschem, who has not participated in the statesman voter guide. She is a third grade charter school teacher. Any experience other than that is unknown.
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