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Wehde to file for county auditor

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 9:02 am

Barb Wehde, current deputy treasurer of Lincoln County and accounting professional for over 25 years has announced her candidacy Barb Wehdein the race for Lincoln County Auditor.

“If elected, I vow to bring greater accountability to the office while cultivating a common-sense, solution-based approach that ensures cooperation among all county officials and departments to guarantee successful compliance and accuracy,” said Wehde.

Wehde’s three point plan includes:

• Efficiently and accurately monitor county fund balances and accounts payable activities.

• Operate a solution-based office to lead the development and implementation of county-wide internal control policies to meet state statutory requirements and improve the county’s current audit results.

• Successfully conduct, document and maintain a complete inventory of the county’s assets to adhere to commission requests and state statutes.

“The 25 plus years I have spent in public and private sector senior level accounting have positioned me to offer unique solutions to the challenges facing this office. Balancing accountability and collaboration among all county offices is essential to the overall success of our county,” said Wehde.

Thirteen years of banking experience coupled with 11 years at Winfield R-IV as the bookkeeper of a $14 million budget, Wehde has extensive finance knowledge. That knowledge base is inclusive of fund based accounting; all reporting of local, state, and federal tax monies; balancing and reconciliation of all funds and accounts, payroll, and benefits administration.

As a life-long resident of Lincoln County, Barb (Brockmeyer) Wehde grew up in Hawk Point and graduated from Troy Buchanan High School in 1982. She married Brian Wehde, of Winfield in 1991 and together they have two children, Tyler and Tori. Barb has been an active member of the community in both a professional and personal capacity. She is currently serving her second term on the Winfield R-IV School Board and is a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Old Monroe.