Deciding who is the best candidate in the Lancaster County treasurer’s primary is a no-brainer.
The most qualified, by virtue of experience with 24 years in account management at the Office of Student Accounts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is Rachel Garver. Simply put, she is the antidote to the shady dealings of the incumbent.
As a friend, I know Rachel to be honest, diligent and competent. She is forthright and highly capable at any task she undertakes.
Her opponent has little office management experience other than his law practice and no experience with the sheer volume of records, financial transactions and team building required to manage the Student Accounts at UNL and the complexities of the Office of County Treasurer.
Mr. Stock has created a tempest in a teapot with his naïve promise to eliminate the fees from credit card transactions. He claims this will eliminate lines at the DMV, lower employee salary expenses and be more convenient.
Any business owner knows customers pay for their portion of the fee charged to the business by the card company. It is either a line item at checkout or rolled into the total price charged (to all customers, cash or charge).
To eliminate it entirely from the consumer’s bill will deplete more funds from the State of Nebraska’s funding for essentials of schools, hospitals, roads, etc. Mr. Stock appears to be pandering to a base who doesn’t understand the fees and how they are managed.
Haven’t we had enough of politics as usual in Nebraska?
Patricia Neal, Lincoln