Platte County Treasurer Bonnie Brown says she
is hoping her skills and knowledge of the financial
world will convince voters to elect her to a second
This office deals with the management of
bank accounts and investments and my hands-on
experience makes me more qualified than that of
someone looking at it from a financial/investment
standpoint, said Brown.
Brown, in her first term as treasurer, has served
18 years in the banking profession and is a graduate
of MBA School of Banking.
If elected, I plan to continue to bring
new ideas, procedures, and processes to the office
that make it more efficient and cost effective.
Therefore, saving the taxpayers money. Ive
done that somewhat over the last four years and
Id like to continue to do that more,
Brown, 58, is a member of the Platte County Economic
Development Council, Riverside Chamber of Commerce,
Platte City Chamber of Commerce, and the Northland
Regional Chamber of Commerce.
She is also involved in many community organizations
such as: Habitat for Humanity Northland, Park
Hill Community Drug Task Force, Northland Symphony
Orchestra, Parkville and Platte City Rotary, and
Park Hill Baptist Church.
Brown resides in Kansas City, Mo., and has one
I love Platte Countyliving here,
working here, and I appreciate the opportunity
to use my skills to help the citizens, said
Brown. I look forward to continuing as part
of the team and working with other officeholders
for the best county government possible.
Chris Dalton, 31, said his decision to run for
office didnt come lightly.
I really struggled with the decision of
running for office. I had to make sure there was
a reason to make the change, said Dalton.
Dalton, who said he has been approached several
times over the past few years to run for office,
was waiting for the right time and office.
Im a Christian man and I felt God
was calling me into public service. I waited to
see where there would be a good fit for me in
Platte County, stated Dalton. With
my background in finance, I felt it lined me up
with the treasurers office.
Dalton wants to implement three goals if hes
elected to office on Nov. 2.
There are three things Im pledging
to the citizens of Platte County, said Dalton.
I want to reconcile all the accounts, invest
every dollar wisely, and follow the proper accounting
Dalton said he wants to diminish the view some
people may have about him being a part-time candidate.
Im going to devote my time to being
a full-time treasurer. Nothing's going to come
in the way of the office. The duties of the treasurer's
office will be my priority, said Dalton.
Some changes Dalton plans to bring to office
include check signing procedures.
Currently a check can be made, printed,
and signed without the treasurer being in the
office and I have a problem with that, explained
Another change is making sure all the proper
procedures are followed regarding the filing of
You need three signatures in order to pay
certain funds and the current treasurer isnt
doing that all of the time, said Dalton.
That was noted in the outside auditors
report in 2002.
Dalton is owner of Noggin Noodle Toys, and owner
of two franchise businesses in the Mrs. Fields
Famous Brands line.
He is currently attending Park University in
Parkville and will graduate in 2005 with a bachelor's
of science degree in business administration.
Dalton and his wife Jennifer have three children,
Chase, Meghan, and Jenna, and are expecting a
baby boy, Carter in December. The family resides
in Kansas City.
I will be a full-time treasurer who will
protect our tax dollars, I will invest them wisely,
I will follow all the proper accounting procedures
and these reasons I feel will make me the best
candidate for Platte County treasurer, said