Auditor Announces Candidacy

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Athens County Auditor Jill Thompson is officially running for re-election.

Thompson pledged to continue to protect the taxpayers when she filed her nominating petitions with the county Board of Elections.

Thompson vows to take a stand and says, "the only people I owe are the people of this county.  I work for them."

This Athens native was elected President of the County Auditors' Association of Ohio in 20-10.

Thompson has received several awards, including the Distinguished Auditor's Award from the CAAO, the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement from the Government Finance Officers Association and has been recognized by the Auditor of State's office for Excellence in Financial Accountability.

She was the Chairperson of the Correction Commission of Southeastern Ohio and now is on the Finance Committee.

Also, she is a graduate of Ohio University where she earned a Master's of Financial Economics.

Voters have elected her to office three times.