Archive for Thursday, March 18, 2004

Leavenworth County clerk seeks 4th term

March 18, 2004

The woman whose office is in charge of elections in Leavenworth County on Friday became the first candidate to toss her hat in the ring for the November election.

Linda Scheer, 56, a Republican, is seeking her fourth four-year term as Leavenworth County clerk.

"I do enjoy it," said Scheer, who began work in the clerk's office as a clerk-typist in 1980. "I enjoy the variety it has. I enjoy the bookkeeping portion of it, working with the budgets, day-to-day with the county treasurer's office with receipts and disbursements."

And while many people think a county clerk's office only handles elections, Scheer said that's far from the case.

"I think a lot of people think when we don't have elections, we don't have anything to do," she said. "In fact, it's just the opposite. We're busy all of the time, and then we have the elections thrown on top of that."

Scheer credits her six-member staff for their work.

"That's what makes it comfortable for me that I'm going to run again," she said. "It really, really is. I've got long-term people who I don't have to watch over them daily. They know their jobs and they do their jobs."

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