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Candidates Forum (Courtney L. Yates-Mabry)

Bureau County Treasurer Republican candidate

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:36 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:38 p.m. CST

Age: 32

Residence: Princeton

Education: I attended Bureau Valley High School, graduating in 2000.

Experience: Over the past eight years, I’ve enjoyed serving the residents of Bureau County, working in the treasurer’s office under long-time treasurer Nina Urbanowski. During this time, I’ve learned many skills and acquired the experience needed to continue the success of our county treasurer’s office. Prior to this position, I worked at Citizens First National Bank in Princeton and later in the Bureau County Circuit Clerk’s Office under Michael Miroux. 

What are your top three priorities:

1. If elected, I plan to run the treasurer’s office with the same efficiency and precision that the residents of Bureau County have come to expect. My goals are to ensure exceptional customer service to taxpayers, while running an efficient office, by analyzing the processes, ensuring they are up to date and making adjustments as appropriate.

2. I would like to present more options for taxpayers to pay their taxes and obtain treasurer’s office information through the use of a website. As of late, it seems this has been a common request of several Bureau County residents.

3. I would like to expand options for residents to pay their property taxes by offering the use of a credit/debit card service. Many taxpayers come in to pay their taxes expecting to use their debit or credit card, but we currently do not offer this as a form of payment.

How would you describe yourself to voters: I am a Bureau County-raised, hardworking, dedicated, individual and look forward to continuing to serve the residents of Bureau County. Truly, I enjoy my current role at the treasurer’s office and love coming to work each day. 

Why should voters vote for you: Based on my level of experience working in the treasurer’s office, I believe I am the best candidate for this position. I love the challenge that comes with serving the demands of our residents and meeting new people who walk through our doors. I am truly passionate about my job and feel confident in my ability to fulfill the role of Bureau County Treasurer.

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