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Ingham County Clerk - 4 Year Term - Vote For Not More Than 1

Ingham County Clerk - 4 Year Term - Vote For Not More Than 1

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    Barb Byrum
    (Dem)

  • Joseph W Werner
    (Rep)

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Biographical Information

What are the three most important issues facing the office you are running for and how would you address them?

What would you do in your first month in office?

What services do you consider most vital?

What services do you consider least vital?

Which of these can be trimmed to lower expenses?

Are you current in all tax, alimony and child support obligations? Yes or no. If no, please explain.

Hometown Onondaga, MI
Education Juris Doctorate, Michigan State University College of Law Bachelors of Science Agribusiness Management, Michigan State University
Family Spouse: Brad Delaney Children: Blake (8) & Bryce (6)
Professional Experience Current Ingham County Clerk, January 1, 2013-present Michigan State Representative, District 67, January 1, 2007-December 31, 2012
1. Upgrading election software, computers and equipment: I will continue to work with municipal clerks and the Board of Commissioners to invest in new election equipment, once certification of the equipment is completed by the State of Michigan.

2. Increasing customer service: Many services are now offered via email, but I would like to add more online forms with online payment options. I will also continue to request additional employees to better serve customers.

3. Increasing the utilization of technology: The use of a public computer kiosk has been successfully implemented at both office locations. I would like to focus on other services.
The first month in office will be spent focusing on verification of candidate compliance with Michigan Campaign Finance Law before certificates of election are issued and oaths are given to newly-elected candidates. I will also continue to work towards obtaining new election equipment and strive for transparency.
The services most vital in the County Clerk's Office would be 1) Election night reporting; 2) maintaining vital records by ensuring they are safe, secure and accessible; and 3) responding promptly to campaign finance complaints and requests for information.
The service least vital in the County Clerk's Office would be printing and mailing board meeting packets to the Board of Commissioners before its regular meetings.
Currently, meeting packets are mailed to the County Commissioners at their homes in addition to emailing an electronic version to each Commissioner. If this process was done solely electronically, Ingham County would save approximately $8,000 annually. This estimate does not even include the savings that would be realized if all meeting packets were sent solely electronically.
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