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Clapsaddle challenging incumbent for county treasurer position
by Coy Slavik, Advance-Guard Editor
Dec 14, 2013 | 41 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
GOLIAD – Susan Clapsaddle has filed to challenge incumbent Daphne Buelter for the Goliad County treasurer position.

Clapsaddle, who filed as a Democrat, said her experience as a business manager for over 30 years helps make her qualified for the job.

“In addition to my extensive financial management experience, I have worked with government agencies implementing technology to save money and improve efficiency,” Clapsaddle said. “I want to use my experience to save money and improve operations here.”

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

Clapsaddle has been a Goliad County resident since 2000.

“I come from a Texas pioneering family with the same values that are important to Goliad County residents - honesty, hard-work, and family,” she said.

Clapsaddle is the treasurer for the Canoe Trail Goliad and has served as the Goliad Democratic chair and treasurer for the past four years.

Clapsaddle said she sees the treasurer’s office facing two major challenges in the next four years. She said she wants to improve training for county employees, maintain a positive work environment, review policies and procedures to insure operations work well for employees and the public and update technology in the office.

Clapsaddle also said financial management of the county will be important.

“Goliad County, like every other agency, is battling to contain costs to keep tax rates down,” Clapsaddle said. “ Understanding finances and technology is critical to helping Goliad County maintain good customer service while controlling costs.”
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