Madison County will be getting a new Treasurer on Wednesday.
Board member Chris Slusser, R-Wood River, will be appointed to the position to
fill a vacancy created by the election of Kurt Prenzler as board chairman.
Slusser said he brings continued stability to the office.
He said his experience managing money in both the business and political
settings, as well as working as a real estate asset manager with RLP Development for the
past four years provides him with necessary skills to handle the position. He also had served as chief financial
officer for ROI Realty Partners for nine years and was an investment banker.
Slusser said he and Prenzler have known each other for 10 years.
think a lot alike but we have different styles,” said Slusser.
While serving as a county board member, Slusser
said he voted against every proposed property tax increase during his first term
in office, and went one step further to help the people of Madison County by
introducing measures to reduce the property taxes for his constituents.
his upcoming appointment Wednesday, Slusser's plans when he assumes his new
role including making his office's website more accessible and evaluating the county’s
now all Slusser said he wants to do is to live up to two expectations – his, and those
of the people in Madison County.
honored and humbled at the trust that’s been placed in me,” said Slusser.
to the decision being made to appoint Slusser to the position of Treasurer, Candy Gilstrap was filling in as interim treasurer for Prenzler
until a permanent replacement for Treasurer could be found.
2011, Slusser was named one of the "Top 20 under 40" by The Telegraph and River
Bend Association, which was about young people on the rise in the community.
Due to Slusser
succeeding Prenzler as Treasurer, Slusser’s own spot on the Madison County
Board will be filled by Chrissy Dutton, a Republican from Bethalo.