Michael O’Keefe, left and Michael Swan, right
O’Keefe said the top issue in the campaign was keeping the Treasurer’s office independent, offering a balance to the predominantly Republican county Board of Supervisors.
“The next county Treasurer must be an individual who understands the need to maintain the current strong county Treasurer system,” he said.
Swan said the top issues of the campaign was for voters to realize they were voting for Frank O’Keefe’s son, and not O’Keefe himself, who has served 12 years in the post. Swan noted that his opponent’s campaign signs didn’t mention his first name nor his party affiliation.
Both Swan and O’Keefe said they’d operate the Treasurer’s office in the most efficient and professional manner, adhere to all applicable accounting standards and laws, as well as keep county well informed of financial concerns.