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Letter: Fazekas runs for DeKalb clerk

Published: Saturday, March 23, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2013 12:05 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

My name is Lynn Fazekas, and I’m running a write-in campaign for the Office of DeKalb City Clerk.

There is no doubt that I am well qualified for the spot.  My 35-year work and volunteer history includes clerical and secretarial experience along with a strong customer service component – just as any candidate should have. 

However, I also stand out from the others in significant ways.

One difference is extensive management experience.  I’ve been a program manager, case manager and office manager. Management skills, of course, are important when it comes to evaluating processes and making improvements, and the next clerk will find them to be especially critical since work hours will be limited to 10-12 per week.

Additionally, I approach the office not just as a potential clerk, but also as a customer who has not always been pleased with results. I’ve talked to others who feel the same way, and have concluded that “business as usual” is not an option.  If I’m elected clerk there will be changes, beginning with an explicit mission to improve customer services.

The third difference is the local issues website, City Barbs, which I’ve run as a volunteer for seven years.

City Barbs demonstrates a comfort level with technology that the city clerk’s office has never seen, as well as a commitment to bringing you information about local government you won’t find anywhere else. No one shares this track record.  

I envision bringing in talented interns to help lead the office into the 21st century, and I want to show you as never before how our city tax money is being spent – even if I have to start another independent website to do it. Bid awards, vendor contracts and a searchable check register top this to-do list.

As some of you already know, an accident nearly prevented me from running this year (which is how I ended up a write-in candidate).

Rest assured that my recovery remains steady and I will have plenty of energy to implement these plans to make your city clerk’s office better.  

Please help me turn plans into reality.

I would be grateful for your write-in vote for DeKalb City Clerk during the early voting period or at your polling place April 9.  

For more information, visit Facebook.com/fazekasforclerk and the Daily Chronicle’s Election Central.

Lynn Fazekas

DeKalb

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