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East St. Louis city treasurer candidate: Charlotte R. Moore

Name: Charlotte R. Moore

City of residence: East St. Louis

Age: Not provided

Family status: Married, two sons, seven grandchildren

Education: bachelors degree — Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio; bachelors degree — Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; master in business administration — National Louis University, Chicago

Occupation: Not provided

Political party: Democrat

Office sought: Treasurer

Campaign e-mail: charlottemooreesltreasurer@gmail.com

Previously held offices: Treasurer

What qualifies you for this position?

“I have over 35 years of experience in East St. Louis City Government. I was first elected as Treasurer in 1987 (becoming the first female elected to a citywide office), and was re-elected in 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007. Prior to the treasurer’s position becoming an elected position, I was appointed as treasurer in 1974, thus becoming the city’s first female department head. I was the first treasurer to be certified by the Illinois Municipal Treasurer’s Association and the Association of Public Treasurer’s of the U.S. and Canada. I was the first treasurer to implement a certified investment policy in 2002 and 2006, and the first treasurer to implement a Cash Handling and Revenue Collection Policy approved by APT.”

What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?

Issues include “major audit findings, inadequate controls over revenues; inadequate controls for uninsured and uncollateralized deposit; inadequate controls over cash reconciliations; lack of financial security: all treasurers’ dealing with municipal funds are required to be bonded. The current city treasurer is not bonded nor has he ever been bonded. Loss of Revenue: For several years the City has loss revenue by failing to make daily deposits as required. As the city treasurer, you are custodian of city monies. I would address these issues by getting bonded immediately, requesting an audit, and performing my statutory duties as city treasurer which includes: making daily bank deposits, reconciling bank statements, adhering to investment policies, filing timely monthly treasurer’s reports, and being accountable for city funds”

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