(BEDFORD) – Rebecca (Claffey) McCracken has announced her intention to file as a Republican candidate for Lawrence County Treasurer.
McCracken brings 8 years of experience to the treasurer’s office by currently serving as Chief Deputy.
McCracken’s goal from day one has been to learn every facet of the office to be positioned to run for treasurer. In doing so she has been instrumental in streamlining office procedures and integrating technology. As an associate member of the Indiana County Treasurer’s Association (ICTA) she receives continuing education on matters of importance to the treasurer’s office.
McCracken is a statewide subject matter expert on the topic of bankruptcy as it relates to property taxes. She has taught ICTA classes and has hosted multiple small groups and individual treasurers to equip them to assess and improve their county bankruptcy files.
McCracken graduated salutatorian from Mitchell High School and attended the University of Southern Indiana earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. She was an adjunct instructor at Ivy Tech Community College for 10 years teaching basic math and algebra courses on campus, at the Bedford Community Learning Center and Oakland City University Bedford.
McCracken and her husband Jon live in Mitchell. They have three children; Julie (Theo) Titus, Jordan McCracken, and Amber McCracken. They have two grandchildren; Teddy and Harmony.
Rebecca moved to Indiana in 1988 with her parents, Gary and Cheryl McCarthy, when her dad’s job with General Motors was transferred from Massena, New York. The McCracken family attends Mitchell Presbyterian Church and is active in various community organizations. Rebecca is a member of the Lawrence County Republican Women’s Club and has served as President and Vice President.
Current Lawrence County Treasurer, Paula Stewart, endorses McCracken and states, “Should Rebecca and I both be elected to the Treasurer and Auditor offices, we will hit the ground running and strive for a seamless transition.”
Rebecca states, “I enjoy my work in the treasurer’s office and will be able to step into the position of County Treasurer with little disruption to the office. I would appreciate the voters allowing me to continue to serve the county.”