Three seek fiscal officer seat in Fulton Twp.

Staff Report

Misty Cass

Misty Cass

Jennifer Harkey

Julie Szabo

A trio of political newcomers square off in Fulton Township, as Misty Cass, Jennifer Harkey, and Julie Szabo seek to become the next fiscal officer.

Misty Cass

Marital Status: Married for 18 years to my husband Stephen. Two sons, Collin, 15, and Connor, 13.

Age: 40

Education: I have a bachelor’s degree from Lourdes College. I am the Chief Financial Officer at Club Salon, I have worked at my job for 23 years. I do all of the accounting, budgeting, inventory, processing of payroll, and tax liabilities. I do all of the end of the year reports including W-2s.

Civic Organizations: I have volunteered for the community for over 20 years. I have participated in School Carnival and Halloween Hoopla. I was a Corn Fest Chairman, and I have coached for the Park and Rec program. I love to be involved and make our community grow.

1. Why are you running for office?

I am able to positively impact Fulton Township in meeting the Trustees’ goals and promote growth. I love being involved to help others. We have great community involvement and I enjoy being part of that. I have the knowledge and background this position requires.

2. Why should people vote for you?

I am the right person for the job because I have the experience and knowledge to help Fulton Township grow and develop. I have great leadership skills and I promote great community involvement.

3. What are your two main goals if Elected?

My goal if elected is to make Fulton Township fiscally sound. I will file reports in a timely manner and to always be there when I am needed.

4. Have you held office before?


5. Do you have anything else to add?

I did apply when the Trustees were looking to fill the position last October. I have all the credentials to do the job. I am honest and trustworthy. I care about our township.

Jennifer Harkey

Spouse: Husband, Greg

Age: 38

Education: BBA in accounting from The University of Toledo; CPA

Civic Organizations: Friends of the Delta Public Library

Why and I running for office?

Not only will I be able to fill the position successfully with my experience and qualifications, I also like the idea of being involved and aware of projects happening in my community.

Why should people vote for me?

I already have a complete understanding of the rules and regulations of governmental accounting and reporting, budgeting, and revenue forecasting. I am also extremely proficient in the accounting software the township uses. Taxpayers would not have to wait for me to learn the position; I would be able to fill this position immediately and seamlessly.

What are your two main goals if elected?

To invest taxpayers funds wisely and effectively and to properly plan for any long-term projects the township may have.

Have I held office before?


Anything else to add?

This would be a very smooth transition for me to fill this position.

Julie Szabo

Marital Status: I have been married to Ray Szabo for 30 years.

Age: 51

Education: I am a 1982 graduate of Swanton High School and also a graduate of The University of Toledo where I earned a degree in Business Management.

Civic Organizations: I am a member of Metamora United Methodist Church where I am the treasurer. I am also on the board of the “CAST” food pantry.

Why are you running for office?

I have lived in Fulton Township for 30 years and feel I have the experience necessary to fulfill the needs of this office.

Why should people vote for you?

I have 30 years of accounting experience including payroll preparation and taxes, business taxes, month end and year-end financial preparation.

What are your two main goals if elected?

One of my goals is to protect your tax dollars with accuracy, knowledge, and experience. I also want to ensure that processes and related controls are established to achieve the objectives of Fulton Township.

Have you held office before?


Do you have anything else to add?

I would be honored to be the next Fiscal Officer of Fulton Township.

Misty Cass Cass

Jennifer Harkey Harkey

Julie Szabo Szabo

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