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Jones Files as Candidate for Argos Clerk-Treasurer

June 19, 2011

06/20/11 Patty Jones has filed as a candidate for Argos Clerk-Treasurer.

She currently holds the position after being appointed in July of 2008 to complete a term of the previous Clerk-Treasurer.

She previously served in the Marshall County Clerk’s Office in Voter Registration. Her years of public service totals 13.

During her time as the Argos Clerk-Treasurer, she has been instrumental in saving over $40,000 by lowering the property, liability and equipment insurance premiums for the town.

Additionally, she implemented credit/debit card payment option for Argos residents to pay utility bills. By updating the Clerk’s office with technology advancements, the monthly time needed to print utility bills has been cut by two-thirds.

Jones, along with electric linemen Jamie Linstrom, was able to obtain a $104,000 grant for the replacement of old mercury street lights with energy efficient lights.

She said, “We are in the application process of becoming a passport acceptance agent to create revenue for the General Fund.”

She is an active member of ILMCT (Indiana League of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers) and is working on becoming a Certified Clerk-Treasurer.

Jones said, “I have more to accomplish should I get elected. I enjoy my challenging job and I’m proud to serve my community. Argos is a great little town and I’m blessed to be here. We have a fantastic school system and an outstanding all volunteer EMS and Fire Department.”

She has lived in Argos for nine years and is the mother of an eight-year-old daughter, Katie.

Carol Anders Correspondent

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