Two well-known people are squaring off for the North Judson Clerk-Treasurer’s position in the General Election on November 8th. Republican Donna Henry is challenging Incumbent Democrat Connie Miller.
Donna enters the race after a 38 year career in banking. She’s married and the mother of three children, plus she is a lifelong resident of North Judson. We asked Donna about plans if she is elected.
“I think one thing, as far as the Clerk-Treasurer’s office is concerned, is to be certain that the office is manned during all of the established hours,” said Henry. “I would be able to help the Town Council by relating to them any issues North Judson residents report to me as Clerk-Treasurer and help them do some research to see how it could be resolved.”
Henry was asked why she entered the race.
“About eight years ago, I had some supporters from both sides of the fence and they came to me and asked me to run for the Clerk-Treasurer of North Judson. At the time I, of course, had my good job in banking and I told them that my first commitment had to be to my family and that was to keep that good job. Fast forward four years, the same people came and asked me again if I would please run for Clerk-Treasurer and I said, ‘You know, I have to give you the same answer. I still have that good job.’ Here we are four years later, another election year, and I retired from banking in March so I did have the time available to serve North Judson in this capacity. I was asked again, not only by those supporters, but by other supporters as well. I considered it, I prayed about it, and I talked about it with my family and we decided this is what God had in store for me in this stage of my life.”
Connie Miller is also a lifelong resident of North Judson and is married with two children. Before becoming the Clerk-Treasurer of the town, she was a computer
consultant. Connie talked about how she helps the council members and the residents of the town.
“Every issue that the community has, it comes to the Clerk-Treasurer’s office, I then pass that information on to the Town Council,” said Miller. “Part of the Clerk-Treasurer’s job is to stay up-to-date on the laws, the IC codes, the changes at the state level, and be able to provide that information to the Town Council so they are acting in a lawful and appropriate manner at all times.”
Miller was asked why she wanted to serve another term.
“When I first became Clerk almost eight years ago, I came in with a set of goals and many of those I was able to accomplish and some I do still have on my list of things to. One of which is Highland Cemetery. There is a lot of work to be done with the books and the record keeping. The second reason why I decided to run is because I feel that this job is not so much of a job for me. It’s a responsibility. I feel that I still have things to offer our community and until I feel like I’ve done all I can do, then I have this responsibility to run again and continue providing a service for our town.”