Letters to the Editor

Treasurer Karen Adams is best-qualified candidate for Merced County

In regard to the letter to the editor concerning county Treasurer Karen Adams (“Time to recall Adams,” May 1, Letters): I almost felt like we were having a popularity contest, not a qualification fact-finding mission.

I am sure that the majority of people that work, at some time or another, have found some fault with their boss, except for myself of course, I love my boss because I boss myself. Karen has the qualifications needed to invest in our assets that come through her office. I say “invest” because that is part of her job description, as a treasure-tax collector, she is a CPA, and has an accounting degree. In fact, she has four of the five qualifications needed to run. I have heard Richard St. Marie speak and he has one. According to his statement, he has 16 units of math during his college days. Understanding that he does run a budget that is given to him at the Sheriff’s Office, he basically is told where to spend it and how and when to distribute it. He does not invest it and collect it or any of the more difficult decisions that our treasure/tax collector has been doing for years. And doing a great job at that. Who is better qualified in handling and investing our money? Just look at the qualifications, seek out the facts and I am sure you will agree that Karen Adams is the best qualified.