Treasurer race is crowded |

Treasurer race is crowded

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

The Summit County Treasurer’s Office is up for grabs with the announcement from longtime Republican Treasurer Glen Thompson that he does not plan to seek re-election in 2010.

Democrats say they hope to capture the seat. According to Summit County Democratic Party Chairman Glenn Wright, three people have told him they intend to file as candidates for treasurer.

Park City Democrat Corrie Kirklen said she hopes the party selects her as its nominee for the November election.

"One of my primary areas of focus would be making a lot of what we do financially more visible to the public," Kirklen said in a telephone interview.

The treasurer monitors receiving and accounts for all county funds. The office assists in borrowing and investing money for Summit County. The treasurer also collects assessments and fees for special districts and the Division of Motor Vehicles.

In 1992, Kirklen graduated with a master’s degree in business administration from Penn State University. She has been living in the Trailside area since 1999.

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"I’m qualified for the job," Kirklen said.

This would be her first time campaigning for public office, she said.

Meanwhile, Coalville Democrat Tyler Rowser has announced his plans to campaign for treasurer.

On the Republican side, Jeremy Ranch resident Henry Glasheen said he will also run for treasurer. Glasheen is chairman of the Summit County Republican Party.

The period for filing the necessary paperwork to become a candidate starts March 12 and continues through March 19. The filing fee for treasurer is $461.86.