Rachel Garver for County Treasurer

Campaign Platform

Restore Leadership 

I will bring a new vision to the County Treasurer’s Office,

A Vision that values each employee,

A Vision that acknowledges friendly, accessible, competent customer service starts at the top,

A Vision that respects taxpayer resources by being accountable to the public,

A Vision that listens to the public and the civil servants dedicated to serving them,

A Vision that staffing needs to reflect the diversity of the community it seeks to serve.

I will bring my 24 years of experience from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Student Accounts billing and collections, and I will utilize my B.S. in Business Administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University to make my vision of leadership a reality at the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office.

I am dependent on your vote to bring leadership back to the County Treasurer’s Office.

Champion Technology to Better Serve the Public

As County Treasurer, I will research best practices and current technology to maximize taxpayers’ resources and streamline services. I am particularly concerned with the antiquated way property tax sales are handled by the County Treasurer. There are many examples from across the country that utilize current technology, easing the tax sale process, helping investors to quickly renovate or otherwise utilize the property. This enhances the quality of life for neighborhoods, while bringing new resources to the community.

As I have gone door-to-door, I have learned that many of our older adults are very concerned that all governmental services are going digital, leaving them dependent on children and grandchildren to help them access these services. I am committed to easing the transition to a digital world so that older adults and others can continue to do business with traditional hard copy documents, if they so choose.

The bottom-line is our world is changing. The digital world is here, but with it comes cyber-security concerns. I will work to keep abreast of these changes, and to ensure that the County Treasurer’s Office has cyber-security audits and more to ensure the integrity of the public’s personal information.

I am counting on your voting to bring the County Treasurer’s Office into the 21st Century.

Ensure fiscal and ethical integrity in the County Treasurer’s Office

Ensuring fiscal and ethical integrity are the main reasons, I chose to run for the County Treasurer’s Office. I found myself like others, reading newspaper articles, listening to the news during drive time on my way home, and ending my day with the evening news, only to find out that our County Treasurer does not respect the taxpayers or their resources. To say the least, I was troubled! I started to look for someone with the qualifications to run. Then I read that over 26,000 women nationwide are running for office this year. I realized that I have the qualifications and the experience. Why not me?

So here I am walking door-to-door, talking to neighbors and friends and making new friends. So here I am visiting neighborhood groups and listening to their concerns. So here I am working to create change on the local level.

My Methodist minister dad and schoolteacher mom raised me to be honest, have integrity and embrace my intelligence – something little girls growing up in the 1960s and 70s were not always encouraged to do. Based on my rock-solid background, I will bring transparency, a dedicated work ethic and a strong sense of responsibility back to the County Treasurer’s Office.

I will need your vote on election day to make it so.

Articles by Rachel Garver:

Rachel’s Kickoff Speech 2018

Rachel Announcement 2018

Why Gender Balance is Needed in Government and Business