Fremont County Deputy Treasurer, Jim Anderson, has formally announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Fremont County Treasurer.

“As the current Deputy Treasurer, I am immersed in the day-to-day operations of the County Treasurer’s office. This experience ‘in the trenches’ will allow me to hit the ground running as County Treasurer in January,” said Anderson.

Anderson has spent the last 15 years in corporate and governmental accounting, including the past four years with Fremont County. “With my time spent working in the departments of both the County Treasurer and County Clerk, I have an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the county finances including budgets, salaries and benefits, capital assets, revenues, tax collection and distribution and year-end audits.”

“The status of the Riverton satellite office is a hot topic in this election,” noted Anderson. “During the Wyoming County Treasurer Association meetings in May, I took the opportunity to talk with the treasurers from Converse and Lincoln counties about how they operate their satellite offices in Glenrock and Afton, respectively. I came away with some good ideas on how to not just reopen the office as a place to drop off payments, but as a full-service office that will be able to process renewals, collect property and sales tax, and issue license plates. I have had preliminary discussions with the County Clerk and Commissioners regarding the existing office space and am planning to tour the space in the coming weeks. There will be some start-up costs to open a full-service office and I will work to see how to fit these costs into the department budget as well as determine the days and times the office will be open.” Anderson said the Treasurer’s office will also continue to offer payment options through the mail, online and over the phone.

Jim and his wife, Deana, make their home in Lander. Anderson is a Fremont County native and a graduate of Lander Valley High School and the University of Wyoming. He has been a Scout leader, baseball coach, served on church councils and various committees and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. Professionally, he is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association.

Anderson emphasized his belief that government has a duty to be effective and efficient with the public’s time and money. A fiscal conservative, Anderson believes Fremont County government should live within its means and remain debt-free. “Customer service, integrity, and transparency will be hallmarks of my tenure. I am the experienced choice for Fremont County Treasurer,” concluded Anderson.

Anderson’s campaign can be reached at 307-330-3353, or on Facebook.