Running for treasurer

To the citizens of Ellis County, I would like to spend a few moments introducing myself as I announce I will be running for treasurer in November. My professional background includes several years of work experience in higher education, physical fitness, the banking industry and more.

During my undergraduate education, I was in the top 2 percent of students at Fort Hays State University in the College of Business and Leadership, and was nominated for the Torch Award when I graduated. I have a bachelorís degree in leadership studies, and I earned my masterís degree from the University of Kansas, where I graduated with honors in 2011.

After earning my degrees and learning more about the world through full-time work and travel, I became certain I wanted to make my home in Kansas. My hobbies include traveling, spending my free time with my family and pets, and doing physical fitness, hiking and gardening. Having grown up in Ellis County, a farmerís daughter, I feel a great affinity for the people and the environs of Kansas. I was born in this place for a reason, and I want to stay here to contribute my efforts and talents to Ellis County, the place my family has called home since my ancestors came to the U.S. in the early 1800s.

We are at a time in history, I believe, that is especially poignant. Our city, county and nation need to pick leaders with integrity, courage to make tough decisions and common sense as we move thoughtfully onward. As a new candidate for treasurer, I aim to make our county stronger by working in the spirit of togetherness with other county employees to make the best decisions we can to strengthen and unite our county. Ellis County citizens can count on me to perform the duties of treasurer with excellence and integrity. I invite citizens to vote for me in November to serve a four-year term as treasurer of Ellis County.

Lisa Schlegel,

Hays