Clerk-treasurer Robin Ann Carpenter

Why did you decide to run for clerk-treasurer?

I love Seymour and want to learn about the inner workings of the city and be a team player. Now that my children are grown, I have time to devote to public service. I believe my background, skills and experience would enable me to excel in this position.

What is your priority heading into office?

My focus as Seymour’s clerk-treasurer is to modernize and digitize operations within the office. I will seek ways to reduce unnecessary spending of taxpayer money, such as bringing back any accounting functions that are currently being outsourced. I will maintain accuracy of the fiscal and historic records of the city and be in compliance with the regulations set forth by the State Board of Accounts.

What experience do you have for this office?

I have more than 25 years of payroll and accounting experience, past small business ownership, as well as my current position of 13 years overseeing payroll and accounting functions for 29 stores throughout Indiana and Kentucky.

How do you plan to make the office more accessible and user-friendly?

I intend to find more efficient methods of managing the office and providing access to public records in a timely manner. I would also like to see a more user-friendly website that residents can use to communicate with our office directly, ask questions and keep Seymour updated on any sewer issues.

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Name: Robin Ann Carpenter

Party: Democrat

Age: 47

Education: 1989 graduate of Seymour High School

Occupation: Accounting and payroll manager at Collett Enterprises Inc.

Also: Born and raised in Seymour