Last updated: January 30. 2014 4:36PM - 1207 Views
By Emily Jarrett ejarrett@civitasmedia.com

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Speaking to a large group of supporters, well-wishers and fellow Pettis County Courthouse employees, Marsha Boeschen on Thursday announced her intention to seek re-election to the collector’s office.

Touting her 20 years in banking and real estate appraisal experience, Boeschen said she loved her job and wanted to continue to serve the citizens of Pettis County.

“In 2010 I had a brain freeze and decided to run for office,” she joked. “At the time, I promised to give the most courteous and fair service possible. I work for the 20,000 taxpayers of Pettis County every day. This past December we collected $29.5 million and it’s my responsibility to be diligent with that money.”

Boeschen was previously the Pettis County Assessor from 2001 to 2005, before running for the Collector’s Office in 2010. During her tenure she has overseen improvements to the collector’s office, the installation of a drop-box on the northeast corner of the courthouse, implementation of a new online pay system and lowered usage fees and — new this year — an overhaul of the tax bill itself that has saved the office mailing and postage costs.

During her announcement Thursday, Boeschen thanked her family, “especially (husband) Ronnie, being married to someone in public office isn’t always an easy role to play” and “her girls in the office.”

“Without their support, or your support, I wouldn’t be able to do my job or be here today,” she said. “I strive to be the best county collector possible and I couldn’t do it without you. My door is always open; I will continue to work hard to provide the courteous and professional service you deserve.”

Filing for the Nov. 4 general election runs Feb. 25 to March 25. Candidates must be a resident of Pettis County and a registered voter. For more information call 826-5000 ext. 400.

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