Buelter seeking re-election as county treasurer
by Coy Slavik, Advance-Guard Editor
Dec 12, 2013 | 164 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
GOLIAD – Daphne Buelter is seeking to retain her position as Goliad County treasurer.

Buelter, who was elected to the office in 2010, was the only candidate to file on the Republican ticket as of Monday morning. The deadline to file for the March 4 primary was 5 p.m. Monday.

Buelter said she has promoted transparency in the office during her first term.

“I have utilized the treasurer’s page on the Goliad County website to display public information for employees and taxpayers,” Buelter said. “As a tax -saving measure for employees as well as the county, I worked with AFLAC to implement a section-125 cafeteria plan at no cost.”

The Goliad County treasurer also serves as the county’s payroll officer, human resource director and safety coordinator.

“In October 2013, Goliad County received the Texas Association of Counties Safety Award, one of 27 counties statewide to receive the award,” Buelter said. “Goliad County now hosts trainings and speakers as well as partners with surrounding counties to remain current and cut travel expenses.”

Buelter said the office faces some major hurdles over the next four years.

“Compliance with the Affordable Care Act will be a challenge for the county,” Buelter said. “Our outdated salary schedule still needs work for a satisfactory result. It will be important to diversify and continue to build our investment portfolio. We will be replacing 30-year-old financial software and will need to utilize the new software to full capacity.

“Another challenge will be keeping our training, policies, and written procedures current as we move forward.”
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