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9B.News 2022 Primary Voter's Guide

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Glenda Poston

 
My name is Glenda Poston and I am running for County Clerk in the May 17 primary. Constitutional and statutory laws give this one elective county office five distinct titles: Clerk of the District Court, Auditor, Recorder, Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and Chief Elections Officer of the county.

I approached the position of clerk with the knowledge and skills of accounting and preparing budgets for this county for the past 18 years. I also have gained vast knowledge and experience while serving on a variety of county and city boards.

As clerk, one role is to prepare the budget and to work with the BOCC on bringing forth a balanced budget for the next fiscal year; we have recently completed the audit process and am proud to say that the county received a clean audit with no findings. Another major role is chief elections officer for the county. We will be providing a workshop for our 35 plus election workers who will be working the polls on election day.

Additionally, as county clerk, I have a variety of other responsibilities including courts, recording, passports, indigent, marriage licenses, payroll, accounts payable, revenue, grants, fixed assets, risk management and records preservation.

As your current county clerk, I have accomplished several cost saving measures for the citizens of Boundary County. I have been instrumental in curbing the rising cost of health insurance plans available to county employees, the previous budget years we have not seen an increase in premiums, and this will save taxpayers over $100,000 per year. I plan on continuing to “think outside of the box” and to move my office forward, while always keeping you, the taxpayer, in mind. I am proud of the success of my staff and the service they provide to Boundary County.

I currently am the Vice Chair of the GemPlan Health Insurance; it is operated by counties and is governed by a board of trustees composed of elected officials voted in by member counties.

I also serve as the District 1 representative to the Idaho Association of Counties Board of Directors, having served in the position for almost 10 years.

In 2010-2011, I served as president for the Idaho Association of Clerks and Commissioners and in 2015-2016 served as President for the Idaho Association of Clerks and Recorders. In 2015 I was recognized by my peers as the Mills Adler recipient as an outstanding county elected official.

In 2016, Boundary County started the process to acquire the armory facility on the south hill. The county contracted with Longwell Trapp and Bonners Ferry Builders for the remodel of the facility, while I served as the contact between the contractors and the county. This facility now houses the driver’s license department, sheriff offices, probation, state felony probation, emergency services, veterans services and a community conference room. I am very proud of its many uses for this community.

In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, gardening and camping. My husband Brion and I have one daughter Jessica and three grandchildren, Frankie, Josie and Gracie. You can find us at their sporting events. I am very proud to say that I am a Boundary County native.

The position of Boundary County Clerk is far more involved than the title sounds and requires a vast knowledge of Idaho codes, statues, regulations and skill sets to function correctly and efficiently. As your county clerk, I will continue to bring my knowledge and experience gained over the past 18 years to this position.

My husband, Brion, summed up my zeal for this position the best—he told me “You have a passion for this community and for this job,” and he couldn’t be more right!

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Mike Weland, Publisher
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6931 Main St.
P.O. Box 1625
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
(208) 295-1016

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