(BEDFORD) – Paula R. Stewart announces her intention to file as a Republican candidate for the office of Lawrence County Auditor for the 2020 election.
Stewart currently serves as the Lawrence County Treasurer where she was elected by caucus vote to complete the term of the resigning treasurer in 2009 and was subsequently elected to two terms in office.
Stewart has lived in Lawrence County since 1965 when her father’s job at GM transferred from Arkansas. She and husband Dean live in the Bono area and have two sons – John (Blair) and
Scott (Heather). They have four beloved grandchildren – Avry, Shay, Kyson, and Nolan. Paula is the daughter of Joe Ann and the late John Morris. She and Dean attend the Mitchell First Baptist Church.
The county auditor’s office has a robust set of duties that include payroll, budget, accounts payable, tax calculation, deed transfers, and secretary to both the commissioners and council.
Stewart says, “I am excited to explore the duties of county auditor in more detail. My experience in the role of county treasurer gives me an advantage as we work with much of the
Stewart brings a wealth of experience – banking, project management, and cash management – to the county. She pursues opportunities to work with peers and legislators to become informed and to help craft laws to improve county government. Treasurers across the state often reach out to Stewart as a mentor.
Her motto is “we’re all better together”.
Stewart’s recent credentials include serving as the Indiana County Treasurer’s Association (ICTA) President and receiving the Outstanding County Treasurer award in 2017. She currently serves as the ICTA liaison to the Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) Legislative Committee. She is also the Co-Chair of the ICTA Legislative Committee.
Paula states, “I have always enjoyed being a part of this community. I appreciate the chance to bring my love of working with money, paperwork, and people to benefit the citizens of
Lawrence County. I hope the voters allow me to continue serving our county.”