Glenda Miller is the 17-year chief deputy treasurer for McHenry County vying to take over for her retiring boss, William LeFew. She's facing banker and Crystal Lake councilman Jeffrey Thorsen. Miller can talk thoroughly about operations in the treasurer's office, perhaps less so about the office's big picture, but it's obvious she cares about McHenry County residents and what they need out of the treasurer's office. Thorsen says he's interested in making the office more efficient so cost savings can be realized, but at the same time he vows not to go in and make change for the sake of change alone, instead getting to know the staff and the office's operations first. Thorsen vows to quit his banking job and his council seat should he win the treasurer's post, while Miller says she would quit her Chemung Township trustee seat. It's not clear that Thorsen would be able to achieve the cost savings he's hoping for, but he has studied McHenry County operations and those of the treasurer's office well from the outside. Miller has excellent experience inside and outside the treasurer's office, but it's not clear her leadership and management skills can match Thorsen's. Thorsen is endorsed.
posted: 2/19/2014 1:01 AM
Editorial: For McHenry treasurer, GOP: Thorsen
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