In the March 4 Republican Primary election for Navarro County Treasurer, incumbent Frank Hull is being challenged by Ryan Douglas. The candidates respond to questions submitted by the Daily Sun. They appear in ballot order.
Frank Hull, 65
Navarro County Treasurer (incumbent)
Relevant work experience: Forty years expertise in private and corporate business, managing millions of dollars.
Community service: Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Warehouse Living Arts Center board member, past Navarro College adjunct instructor, founder of a creative arts scholarship fund.
Prior political experience: Formerly on Corsicana City Council, former Navarro County Republican Party chairman, delegate to Republican State Convention, currently county treasurer.
What’s the most important part of the job you’re seeking? Safeguarding the taxpayers’ money.
What makes you the best candidate for the job? I am the county treasurer with a proven track record of success and was nominated “County Treasurer of the Year” in 2013. I have the maturity, master’s degree in business and experience to ensure all aspects of the office are being done.
Are there aspects of the job you would like to see changed? The core functions of the treasurer’s office as outlined by the state constitution are being done in a professional and accurate manner by the treasurer’s office. The greatest opportunity for Navarro County is getting a professional approach to personnel management. This is one of the non-core “extra” functions that can fall under the treasurer’s office, but if the treasurer’s office is to do this professionally the office will need proper funding for administration and training.
Why are you running? As a public servant, it is my desire to use my education, skills and experience to help make Navarro County a better place to live and work. If I am honored to be re-elected as your county treasurer, there will not be a learning curve to perform the duties. The office will build on the success we have achieved to make the Navarro County Treasurer’s Office one of the best in the state of Texas.
Ryan Thompson Douglas, 30
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