Hershey seeks 5th term as county treasurer

March 04, 2002|BY SCOTT BUTKI

Washington County Treasurer Todd L. Hershey filed for re-election Wednesday.

Hershey, 42, is seeking his fifth four-year term.

"I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve as treasurer over the years and I would like to serve another four years," Hershey said.

Hershey is the only person who has filed for the race so far, Washington County Election Board Director Dorothy Kaetzel said. The primary is Sept. 10, and the general election is Nov. 5.

The job pays $48,000 and historically has a 3 percent annual raise, he said.

Hershey ran uncontested in 1998.

Hershey is a lifelong resident of Washington County and graduated from Williamsport High School.

Hershey said he will continue working toward fiscally responsible government.

"Over the years I have attempted to develop policies that accommodate the needs of the taxpayers and the needs of the Washington County Commissioners," Hershey said. "My past performance is evidence that I am fulfilling these objectives, and I hope the voters will continue to support me."


His goals include replacing the office's 20-year-old billing and collection software. Among other things, the software would make tax information available on the Internet to save people from having to make a trip to his office, he said.

He also wants to have a communications network between his office, the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation's Hagerstown office and the Washington County Clerk of the Court's office so they can share data.

All three used to be at the Washington County Courthouse, but now they are in different buildings.

If elected, he would continue to run a lean, prudent operation, he said.

Hershey has a bachelor's degree in sociology and economics from Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., and a master's degree in management and administration from Hood College in Frederick, Md.

He lives in Keedysville with his wife, Catherine, and six children.

The Herald-Mail Articles