King to seek eighth term as county treasurer

By The Mercury

Riley County Treasurer Eileen King has declared for a new term in the office to which she was first elected in 1984.

King becomes the second county department head to declare her political intentions for 2012, joining register of deeds Deb Regester, who announced last week.

Not yet declared are county clerk Rich Vargo and county attorney Barry Wilkerson. King’s term expires in July of 2013; the terms of the other three all expire in January of 2013.

The filing deadline for the November general election ballot is in June.

In announcing her intention to run for what would be an eighth term in office, King said she enjoyed her work and felt she was doing it well. “I enjoy seeing all the people as they come into the office,” she said. “I enjoy the service to the public and working with the Legislature on bills that will improve service.”

King has become prominent in state and national circles, including being elected this year as president-elect of the National Association of County Treasurers, and will be president next year. She was named national Treasurer of the Year by that organization in 2011.

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