Clerk-Treasurer Candidate profiles

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Donna Graham: Clerk-Treasurer

Donna Graham is seeking reelection as the Clerk-Treasurer of the Town of Vevay. The Democrat has served the community in that position for 28 years. She has a daughter, Natalie; a son, Evan; and is the daughter of Donald and Lulu Belle Thomas. Her fiancé is Barry Knaus. She is a graduate of Switzerland County High School, and has served on the Switzerland County Tourism board at secretary, treasurer, and vice president; on Vevay Main Street as treasurer; has chaired the After Prom committee. She was active in the PTO at Jefferson-Craig Elementary School and Switzerland County Middle School, starting the Market Day Program; was treasurer of Switzerland County Girls AAU; and treasurer of the Hoosier Theater.

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1) What are your qualifications for the position that you are seeking?

I have served in this position for 28 years. I do budgeting, investment of the town’s money, billing, and collection of utility bills. I am secretary of the town council, and I am responsible for payroll for all town employees.

2) In your opinion, what is the single major issue that needs to be addressed by your office?

This would be more pay options for the customers to pay their utility bill.

3) How would you work to fix that issue?

I will be setting up a program with the local bank for a credit card program. This will make it more convenient for customers. With this in place, customers will be able to pay by phone if necessary.

4) If elected, what differences will people see in your office with you there? How will things change?

The biggest change will be extending our closing hour on Fridays to 5 p.m. This will make it more convenient for customers who work out of town. Our current hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Gayle Sullivan: Clerk-Treasurer

Gayle Sullivan is a Republican seeking the office of Clerk-Treasurer of the Town of Vevay. She is married to J.J. Sullivan, and has a son: Corey Lay; and daughters: Hailee Lay, Meighan Sullivan, and Emma Sullivan. She is a graduate of South Dearborn High School; and is active in the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion.

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1) What are your qualifications for the position that you are seeking?

I have 12 years of banking experience. I am knowledgeable in bookkeeping, payroll, budgets, and investing money to receive the highest return. I feel that I have excellent people skills, I have personal integrity, and I am an honest and trustworthy person.

2) In your opinion, what is the single major issue that needs to be addressed by your office?

The single major issue that needs to be addressed in this position is the lack of leadership and presence at the town hall.

3) How would you work to fix that issue?

If elected to this position, I will be committed to serve the residents of this community.

4) If elected, what differences will people see in your office with you there? How will things change?

I will be the voice for the town residents to relay any issues or concerns to the town council. I will also see that the taxpayer’s money is invested and managed properly.