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Pfeifer files for treasurer position


An Ellis County employee filed this week for the office of Ellis County Treasurer.

Ann Pfeifer, who serves as accounting manager and has worked with the county treasurer’s office since November 2010, said her interest in accounting and working with money led her to pursue the treasurer’s position.

Currently residing in Ellis, Pfeifer grew up in Hays, graduating from Fort Hays State in 2007 with bachelor’s degree in accounting, a minor in math and a leadership studies certificate. She filed as a Democrat.

County Treasurer Mickey Billinger, who has held the position for 37 years, announced he will not run for re-election.

“I have always liked numbers and have been good at working with numbers,” Pfeifer said. “And the fact that Mick decided to retire now ... now is the opportunity to run.

Filing deadline to be included on the Aug. 7 primary ballot is June 1 for party candidates. Independent candidates have until noon Aug. 6 to file.

Candidates filing for 2012 county government positions include: county clerk — Donna Maskus and Butch Schlyer; register of deeds — Rebecca Herzog; Third District commissioner — Ron Adams; and sheriff — Ed Harbin.

No candidates have filed for the following open 2012 county positions: Second District commissioner, a seat held by Glenn Diehl, and county attorney.