MARTHA MILLER
158 Pine Creek Road
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 220-0177
(406) 222-4116
Email: MARTHA MILLER

My name is Martha Miller and I am running for re-election as Park County Auditor. I have lived and worked in Park County for 39 years. I have been married to my husband Mike for 32 years and our children were born and raised here. Mike and I owned and operated a successful construction business in Park County for over 25 years and I have been in supervisory and financial management positions most of my working career in Park County.

I am the first elected Auditor for Park County and have served in that capacity for 8 years and I am proud of my accomplishments as Auditor. I have worked to resolve a number of significant audit findings and Park County now has balancing procedures in place for taxes receivable, taxes paid in protest and Treasurer's cash, key areas relating to the accuracy of Park County's financial reports. Reports used by the Commissioners and department heads to make financial decisions; the same information available to the public.

I work closely with Treasurer to keep tax billing and payment information in agreement with accounting records and monitor tax adjustments generated by the Dept of Revenue.

I prepare investment trust account reconciliations for the Clerk of District Court and I work with both District and Justice Court to monitor money held in trust. The sheriff's department and detention center also hold money in trust for Park County citizens and I prepare reports on these trust accounts for the Commissioners.

Another of my duties is approving all claims presented to the County for payment. I have promoted streamlining the claims process to improve efficiency while reducing excessive and redundant paperwork, allowing department heads to focus on the essential duties of their department.

I volunteered and was appointed by the Commission to manage Angel Line Senior and Disabled Transportation and I assist the Park County Senior Center with annual grant compliance and HUD tenant recertification for the Center's low income senior housing.

Working together toward a common goals and promoting a culture of teamwork is important for Park County, important to me as Auditor, and important for efficiency in local government.

Helping departments, answering questions and offering assistance whenever possible has been a focal point for me. Fiscal responsibility is fostered through knowledge and promotes accountability and transparency; empowering department heads and elected officials to make informed financial decisions.

I have invested myself in the position and taken on many duties and responsibilities. I look forward to another term as Auditor, to finish long term goals and projects. Building trust in local government through accountability, fiscal integrity and transparency and continuing to serve the citizens of Park County as Auditor.

I would sincerely appreciate your support in the upcoming election. Thank you!

MARILYN N HARTLEY
1812 East River Road
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 333-4551
Email: MARILYN N HARTLEY

About me . . .
I was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania . . . the third of eight siblings. At age 21, I was fortunate to marry the love of my life, Steve, and we have remained happily together for 37 years . . . and counting. Steve is the service manager at Frontline Ag (John Deere) here in Livingston. We have been blessed with 3 wonderful sons, 4 grandsons & 2 granddaughters. All 3 of our boys graduated from Park High and our youngest, Justin, is a staff sergeant in the United States Marine Corps currently serving in North Carolina. He is a veteran of Iraqi Freedom and I am so very proud to be a military mom.

Steve and I brought our family to Paradise Valley in 1994 and have lived there in the same place for 22 years. We attend Grace Bible Church in Bozeman where I serve in musical ministry both as a soloist and in a ladies ensemble.

My Qualifications . . .
After the birth of my second son, I went back to school and became a licensed professional. I opened and successfully operated my own business for 6 years until we moved to Montana. Here in Montana, I went to work as the accounts receivable manager for a local manufacturing company where I was privileged to handle the credit accounts of business owners from all over the world. During my 7 years there, I also served as assistant to the comptroller, the liaison between the sales and finance departments, as well as processing payroll and assisting with benefits administration for as many as 120 employees. Then, 13 years ago, I came to the Park County Accounting Office as Assistant Finance Director. My main focuses there have been: payroll administration (including associated reconciliations), working in the general ledger, assisting the county treasurer with closing month-end financials, assisting with the county budget, and troubleshooting for school clerks.

In our ‘spare’ time, my husband and I opened our own business where we manage a vacation rental and I do administrative clerk duties for the Cooke City Water District (since 2010) and their Emergency Services (since 2012). I’ve also been the manager for the Livingston Bowling Association since 2008.

Why me . . .

The Park County Auditor is currently charged with reviewing all county accounting functions for accuracy & compliance with Montana Code, approving claims, managing Angel Line transportation, and any other tasks assigned by the Commissioners. I believe that I am ready to accept those challenges . . . and more. You will have noticed that my employment history is one of diversity, hard work and responsibility.

As a former and current business owner, I am well aware of the amount of time and care that it takes to see that everything is done right. I did/do all of my own accounting (including reporting and taxes), scheduling appointments, ordering products and providing customer service. I now believe the experience and skills that I have gained can be more fully utilized to Park County’s financial advantage by adding more value to the County Auditor position.

Because the County Auditor has few mandated duties in Montana Code, there is much flexibility and the position looks different in each county that has one. After studying a few of them, I see ways that we can better structure the position to get more for the $72,000+ that it is costing county taxpayers.

While I truly enjoy my work in the Accounting Office, I find myself desiring to serve the residents of Park County in an even greater capacity. I'm excited about the possibilities for becoming your County Auditor and believe that that the Office could be used to solve current workload issues . . . which, in turn, will cut costs.

So, on November 8th, vote for the candidate with 'hart'. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

 

JUNE LITTLE
2502 Constellation Drive
PO Box 121
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 223-7777
(406) 222-4125
Email: JUNE LITTLE

June Little, incumbent, has announced her candidacy for re-election to the office of the Clerk of District Court. She is seeking her ninth term. Ms. Little began her service in the Clerks’ office in 1980 as a Deputy Clerk, and was subsequently appointed as clerk of District Court in 1983.

The office of the Clerk of District Court is governed by over 800 Statutes, some Federal Statutes as well as Local and Supreme Court Rules. In order to perform the functions of her job with the most up to date laws and changes in these laws, she has attended numerous seminars and workshops during her public service. She became a Certified Clerk of District Court through the Montana State University in 1991 and has met the requirements every four years to remain certified.

She has been very active in the Montana Clerk of District Court’s Association and was elected President of that Association in 1987 and again in 2014. She has been elected and helped to start the Education Committee of the Clerk’s Association and served on the executive board for 22 years. She was appointed to the Automation Committee in 1989 and is still serving on that committee. In addition, she has actively supported many local community programs and has been a member of various Livingston Organizations such as the Livingston Golf Course and the Livingston Roundup Association.

Ms. Little is a lifelong resident of Park County and spent most of her earlier life in the rural communities of Paradise Valley and the Main Boulder. She has one son, Scott, a successful golf pro, who resides in Arizona with his wife, Karin, who is an educator, and their twin girls Serra and Anna.

Previous to her District Court experience, Ms. Little worked for over 13 years in the field of accounting, giving her an invaluable tool in the administration of the Clerks’ office, especially in the field of budgeting.

As a proven, dedicated, elected public servant, June Little looks forward to continuing competent and courteous service to all citizens of Park County. She eagerly accepts and performs the monumental tasks required by the office of the Clerk of District Court, and consistently maintains a high level of office integrity. Also, Ms. Little’s experience and extensive knowledge of the Clerk of District Court’s office procedures proved to be very helpful during the transition of our new District Judge Brenda Gilbert. Ms Little is privileged to hod the office of the Clerk of District Court and is extremely proud to serve in her chosen career and to have her excellent Deputy Clerks of District Court, Terry Sarrazin, Pamela Pendill, Shelly Breeden, and Molly Bradberry, serving the residents of Park County. June will continue to provide excellence in the performance of her duties in her office for the taxpayer of Park County.

MARITZA H REDDINGTON
612 Bluebird Lane
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 224-0234
Email: MARITZA REDDINGTON
Facebook: Maritza Reddington

My name is Maritza Reddington and I am running to retain my current position as Park County Clerk & Recorder. I was appointed by the county commission in November of 2015 based on the recommendation and confidence of my predecessor, Denise Nelson.

My husband and I moved to Park County in 1998, where we have established a successful business and raised our three children. I have been an employee of Park County for nine years, and have exclusively been in the Clerk & Recorder’s Office.

I am running for this position because I have the experience and knowledge it takes to maintain the level of professionalism and effiecncy that is expected of this office.
Some of my qualifications are:
Promoted to Chief Deputy in January 2015
Nine years of experience in records preservation, MCA document standards, subdivision regulations and vital records management.

Certified by the Montana Secretary of State’s Office to administer and conduct primary and general elections, and on the use of statewide voter systems.

Knowledge of county government and financial reporting, along with working with the public on a daily basis.

Please vote Reddington on November 8th. It would be an honor to serve the citizens of Park County in this capacity. Not only do I know the job and the different challenges that occur on a daily basis, I know what it takes to meet deadlines and get the work done.

Thank you for your support!

TAMMY L LEWIS
69 Prairie Dr
PO Box 422
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 223-8786
Email: TAMMY L LEWIS

I have three children, Amanda 20, Aaron 18, and Adam15.  I am a fourth generation of Park County. This is my home and I want to make it a better place for all our children.
I am running for county commissioner because I believe that I can make a difference. I want to uphold the law in the decision making process. I want to serve the residents of Park County. I am interested in finding solutions to our refuse issue, continue on with road improvements and balance the budget.  I am vested in the community, a taxpayer, business owner and I know how to make tough choices.  I have served on several boards and committees. I am willing to do what it takes to serve our community.