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Schaffer named treasurer

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:50 PM

Kathleen Schaffer was selected Wednesday night as Huron County's next treasurer.

Currently deputy director of the Huron County Board of Elections, Schaffer, who has been with the board of elections for the past 10 years and served in the county recorder's office before that, said she was anxious to try something different.

"Right now my main objective is to do the best job I can," she said.

The Huron County Democratic Central Committee selected Schaffer to serve the remainder of Roland Tkach's term, which runs through September 2009. Tkach left the treasurer's officer after being elected auditor to replace long-time auditor John Elmlinger, who retired March 1. Former Huron County Recorder Constance Hipp has been the "acting treasurer" since March 1, but did not want the position permanently.

Chris Raferty, of Monroeville, also applied for the position. Patrick Saunders had thrown his hat into the ring, but withdrew before Wednesday night's meeting.

Schaffer will take over as treasurer some time in April, after the necessary paperwork is processed.

"I also have some loose ends out here (at the board of elections) I'd like to take care of before I leave ... We do have a primary in May," she said.

The main task Schaffer said she will be focused on is tax collection.

"I'd like to focus on collecting some of the delinquent taxes."

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