Profession: Business Owner. Martin Custom Construction, Inc.
City of residence: Thornton
Third generation Adams County native. Degree in Sports Medicine and Business Management from Colorado State University. Eleven years experience in corporate management and a 21 year business owner.
Adams County Clerk and Recorder 2014-2018.
Campaign website: www.facebook.com/ElectStanMartin; www.ElectStanMartin.com; ElectStanMartin@gmail.com
If you’re elected, what single issue will be at the top of your agenda?
The single most important issue in the Treasurer's office is reconciling the millions of dollars currently unaccounted for. Our current democrat Treasurer has failed to reconcile over $215 million, was sued by the County Commissioners for failing to do their job and was questioned for embezzlement and incompetence.
On day one I will hire an independent forensic audit company to conduct a detailed and thorough audit of every last account and every last penny. Not only will I reconcile every account, I will determine if any of your taxpayer money has been embezzled and I will take necessary action.
Explain the role of the County Treasurer and why it matters to residents of Adams County.
The County Treasurer acts as the 'Banker' for Adams County. All county-related revenue and expenses move through the Treasurer's office. The County Treasurer serves a pivotal role in the day-to-day function and operation of government. Our next Treasurer must possess the knowledge, skills and experience to manage the Treasurer's office and your money. And perhaps most importantly, be TRUSTWORTHY!
What makes you the best candidate for job?
As your County Clerk and Recorder from 2014-2018, my reputation and success were built on trust, respect and developing strong meaningful relationships with my staff, business partners, other elected offices and the County Commissioners. I have over 30 years experience in management, accounting, finance, budgeting, contract negotiations and procurement. I am ready to work hard for the citizens of Adams County starting on day one.
If elected, what must you accomplish in order for you to consider your term a success?
First and foremost, the taxpayer's unaccounted $215 million must be located and reconciled with each individual bank account. The office must comply with state statute-required annual audits. All statute-required monthly and quarterly reports must be completed and presented to the County Commissioners.
Staff turnover is currently over 300%, this is unacceptable. Staff will be treated with the kindness, respect and appreciation they deserve.
What would you change about how the County Treasurer's office is currently run?
My main concern is how employees are treated and disrespected by the current Treasurer. Hearing some of their stories, it is no surprise there's been over 300% staff turnover. This will change.
It is time for the Treasurer's office to move in a new direction! I will bring new positive leadership and together we'll work to restore the county's core values.