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Haggard, Klinstiver vie for Surveyor office

Haggard, Klinstiver vie for Surveyor office
Haggard, Klinstiver vie for Surveyor office
D-Steve Haggard (click for larger version)

Harold Klinstiver, a Republican, who is completing the term for the late Thomas O. Bube as Harrison County Surveyor, will be on the Nov. 6 ballot. He is being challenged by Democrat Steve B. Haggard. Elected to four-year terms by voters in the entire county, the position is not restricted to term limits. Questionnaires were sent to both candidates. Below are their responses.
Steve Haggard
Residency: Corydon
Family: Spouse, Terri Haggard, 4 children, 6 grandchildren
School and year graduated: Corydon Central High School, 1968
Additional education: College, 2 years
Occupation: Operating/managing family farms; raising domestic and exotic livestock; auctioneer
Previous political experience: County Council, 4 years; County Commissioner, 4 years
Why are you seeking office (in 100 words or less)? I am a lifelong resident of Harrison County. My children grew up in this county, and currently I have grandchildren growing up here. I feel I have a responsibility to give back to the county and have a duty to help ensure a good bright future for our young people.
What qualifies you for the office (in 100 words or less)? My experience serving in many organizations throughout the county, along with my previous 4 years (1 year as chairman) on the County Council and 4 years (4 years as chairman) on the County Board of Commissioners, provided me with education in running county government after being voted into office. It is a privilege to serve in county government, and I would appreciate the chance to utilize my experience and education in assisting the county to stay on the right track.
Do you think the Surveyor’s office could be run more efficiently? If so, how (in 150 words or less)? There is always room for improvement in every job/position. As Harrison County has steadily grown for the past 20 years, the surveyor’s job will continue to evolve. A fresh perspective must be kept as the Surveyor’s office must work harder in leading the way to stay up with technology that allows a smooth, efficient transition in the changes that come with growth. The riverboat enables us to have additional revenue in this county, which also enables continued growth in all of our communities. If elected, I look forward to working with the County Plan Commission, the Planning/Zoning Board and the Drainage Board. I will be accessible to the people of Harrison County, while at all times be a good steward to our natural resources and tax dollars.
Contact information for voters: 366-3532, [email protected]
Harold Klinstiver
Residency: Elizabeth
Family: Wife of 49 years, Carol, three daughters, one son, two granddaughters, one great-grandson
School and year graduated: South Central High School 1960
Additional education: Purdue Engineers Course, Indiana Dept. of Highway schools
Occupation: Harrison County surveyor, retired from INDOT as project supervisor with 42 years of service
Previous political experience: I have served the past two years as Harrison County surveyor, completing the term of the late Tom Bube
Why are you seeking the office (in 100 words or less)? I enjoy helping the citizens of Harrison County and look forward to continuing my duties as surveyor. In the past two years, I have been able to assist more than 250 people with various problems from water ways, drainage areas, boundary lines and locating property corners with professionalism and knowledge that I have obtained over the years of my career.
What qualifies you for the office (in 100 words or less)? With knowledge I have gained here in the past two years as your surveyor and the 42 years I have with the INDOT Highway Dept. as supervisor, I feel this has given me the skills that I need for this job. Since obtaining office, I have been able to keep costs at a minimum as well as being able to attend three training classes and enjoy every opportunity that becomes available. I also serve on the Planning and Zoning board and attend all meetings.
Do you think the surveyor’s office could be run more efficiently? If so, how (in 150 words or less)? Yes, I have already started by working on improving and revising the records, deeds, cornerstones by scanning them into the computer. This was a big step in bringing the office up to date with current technology. We are now able to maintain ongoing perpetuation system of all section corners. This I feel will help those in the public that are coming into the office to be able to have a fast and efficient way of looking up records. A lot of hard work has gone into this project, and we are very excited about continuing to move forward on this. I continue to look for ways to improve the system as new technology and funds become available.
Contact information for voters: [email protected] or 969-2446