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Mary Beery of rural Adams County has announced her candidacy for the office of auditor of Adams County. Formal election filing for county offices begins Wednesday.
Current Auditor Bill Borne cannot run again due to term limits.
Beery currently serves as chief deputy to Borne and assumes the auditor‘s responsibilities in Borne's absence. She was appointed to that position in May of 2005.
Beery recently celebrated 20 years of service in the auditor’s office and has also served as the Republican precinct vice-committeeman for St. Mary’s Township since January of 2009.
In announcing her candidacy, Beery said she has "extensive experience with the intricate tools of the auditor’s office," specifically the MVP tax system, settlement, funds ledger and Adams County’s Geographical Information Systems. "These tools deal with all aspects of the auditor’s office, from data input, maintenance of tax information, balancing and distribution of tax monies, compilation of tax data and many other important functions," Berry said.
She has attained numerous certifications and credits enhancing not only computer skills but office management skills as well.
Beery and her husband, Bruce, have two children: Jon, a student teacher at Bellmont High School, and Megan, a junior at Adams Central Schools. The family attends the St. Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church in Geneva.
Beery said she is proud to be part of the auditor’s office which helps inform and guide the taxpayers of Adams County on the governmental process. She said she also enjoys working with the citizens of Adams County and looks forward to serving as auditor.