Frank Teunissen, candidate for Treasurer

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Party: Republican

City: FrankForJeffco.com

Profession: Professional lender at a commercial bank

Campaign Website: Frankteunissen.com/

What makes you the best choice for this office?

The treasurer acts as the banker for hundreds of millions of your tax dollars that support county operations and pass through to other entities like the school district. I have thirty years of banking, finance and investment experience. I will keep your tax dollars safe, and lead an efficient, and customer services orientated department. I have been trusted by your friends and neighbors with their hard earned dollars, I look forward to protecting your money.   

What is the most important duty of the office of the treasurer?

To listen to the residents of Jefferson County and communicate openly about the responsibilities of the office, treat employees of the department fairly and compassionately and be the watchdog of the taxpayers’ dollars. The office of the County Treasurer has four equally important responsibilities: collecting taxes, investing funds, disbursing monies to other governments and acting as the county banker. The treasurer must perform all of these accurately, timely, and with transparency.

What will your top priority be if elected?

My top priority will be to invest our dollars wisely so we have a fair return on our funds, while not putting them at risk. I will do this while running an efficient office so we spend as little money on bureaucracy as possible, while maintaining transparency and open communications. I will work with other elected officials and department leaders to help ensure Jeffco residents keep as much of their hard earned money as possible.

Top change you'd like to see with county dispersant or investment?

I will create a citizen committee to help design processes for improving transparency. We all deserve to know how our tax dollars are invested; and how they are disbursed. I will lead the effort to be sure this information is easily available and easy to understand. Just like your bank statement shows how much you put into the bank and how much you take out, the county finances should be that transparent.

What else should voters know about you?

I have the most amazing wife! We have three great sons; two Jeffco graduates and one still in Jeffco schools. I grew up riding my bike through the open space in the Rooney Valley. I was honored to serve our country in the US Navy. Like you, I work hard to raise our family here. I will do my best to lower the cost of government so you can keep more of your hard earned dollars.

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