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Elect Jim Rafferty Treasurer



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Contact Information phone 541-597-4942   e-Mail Address: rfcc @ w4acg.com  to order Yard signs or to help locate sign locations.


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Lets Elect

Jim Rafferty to the office of Josephine County Treasurer

ON

November 3, 2020

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My Campaign Platform

Hello I'm, Jim Rafferty



I am seeking your vote for this Distinguished Office of Treasurer, which, I will faithfully and legally hold. I'm duty bound by our State Constitution and Oregon Revised Statutes. I'll take my Elected Office very seriously, by serving you the citizens of Josephine County.


I am neither a career politician nor an opportunist. I have lived and worked in Josephine County since 1989. I'm a widower and currently own and operate " Selma Hardware co.Store" in Selma. Lorriane, my deceased wife and I have successfully operated Hardwoods Plus Company from 1992 to 2017 in Grants Pass.

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As Your Josephine County Treasurer;


I will NOT seek, accept or receive any type of retirement (PERs) or Health benefits. I, refuse to increase the tax-payers burden by paying for my benefits, while I'm, serving, you!

The Annual Salary for the elected Treasurer position is $83,897.00* (with COLA) plus total a of $49,184.00 the county pays for benefits and taxes. As stated, I refuse to accept the benefits offered by Joesphine County, saving the tax payer $$$$ per year.

*source: (Josephine County Schedule D-Personal Services Treasury 2019-20 Budget page 20)

I believe, Elected Public Offices should NOT be Sought for a personal career, but, too, serve.

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I will report to you, the citizens in a timely manor, on matters dealing with the Treasurers Department(s). Thus, building a trusted alliance with county residents through positive action and by walking the Walk .

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I will contact all of Josephine Counties Department Heads (managers) to discus how they would like their portion of the counties surplus funds invested, if any.

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W H Y   I'm Running

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I know, I can do the job as Josephine County Treasurer. By following the Law and working with the departments Staff.

I have run my own business since 1992 right here in Josephine County. When, I started Hardwoods Plus Company not knowing anything about hardwoods, I learned, through determination and listening to my customer needs.

I've always felt that Josephine County elections should have at least two candidates to vote for. Especially for our eight elected Josephine Counties officials, running for office. Your Treasurer, as with other county positions have had only one candidate running, typically the incumbent.

Voting for an elected position with only one candidate is just, a popularity vote. I, personally refuse to vote for any position that fields, but one candidate, (like judges).

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I Do Have one Issue

When a misprint on the counties Real Property Tax Statement occurred on the July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 Tax-Statement. And was dated and sent out as (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019). I, expected the department to reissue or at least inform the public of their error.

Neither happened, to the best of my knowledge. I do not fault the Treasurer's Tax Department for making the mistake. However , I do blame the department for their seemingly unprofessional attitude dealing with this issue, that, probably reflected on the Josephine CountyTreasurer.




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How important is Government Experience?

Government policies dictate the functions of this office. So not being in government outside the 4-yrs in the USAF and part of citizens advisory committee, I have not been trained to conform, in fact I was the opposite. I think having government experience should be a (-)negative, not a (+)positive. "If elected I will never be a bureaucrat! "


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In Addition I Aim To,

bring a renewed energy and active participation to the office of Josephine County Treasurer; For the next 4 years.

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Call 541-597-4942 for more information. Or  e-Mail  Me  By   clicking  here   Pick-up yard signs and handouts at Selma Hardware co. Store   18398 Redwood Hwy   Selma (located in the Post Office complex)


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The above information submitted by Jim Rafferty and entered by WACG staff

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