The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors voted to appoint Roswitha "Hedgie" Brandt, currently the deputy county treasurer, to the position of county treasurer.
The appointment becomes effective at the conclusion of this week, the last week before the retirement of Lynde Lundquist, the current county treasurer.
The supervisors approved vacation and comp hours buyout for Brandt. As a salaried position, the treasurer does not have comp hours.
The treasurer position is an elective office. The four year term would normally end at the conclusion of 2010 but because the position has been filled by appointment, the next treasurer term will begin immediately after the general election is canvassed in November of 2008.
To obtain ballot status as a representative of a party, a treasurer candidate will need to win the primary election in June of 2008.
The election process for treasurer will be repeated again in 2010, as it would have if Lundquist had completed her term.
The deputy auditor, Kris Glienke, will also be seeking election to head her department this year. Bonnie Ebel, auditor, will not be seeking reelection this year. This is the year in which the auditor term expires.
Glienke has announced that she will be running in the primary election to gain ballot status in the November election for county auditor.