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Los Angeles County, CA June 8, 2010 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Steve Groom

Candidate for
City Treasurer; City of Torrance

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Compare Experience, Credentials & Leadership

It's no secret where the city's financial crunch is coming from. Property Tax revenue is down. Sales Tax revenue is down. Unemployment and Foreclosures are up. Investment income is one funding source that can yield more income in the hands of the right treasurer. In choosing the right treasurer you will want to compare qualifications very carefully.

I want to be your City Treasurer because I have been improving my qualifications and building accomplishments for such a job as this. The retirement of the current city treasurer and my having moved into Torrance in 2004 bring together preparedness and opportunity.

I have extensive accounting experience, investment knowledge, and treasury certifications. As CFO of Beach Cities Health District I have government leadership experience. As the top finance and treasury officer, I am responsible for budgeting and financial reporting and I manage a multi-million-dollar government portfolio that, like the city's, is subject to the same complex government regulations.

I have a record of hard work, can-do leadership, and a track record of high standards and accomplishments to prove it. I brought first-time awards and accomplishments to the health district such as budget awards, annual financial reporting awards, investment policy certifications. As treasurer, I can bring the same level of performance to Torrance that I brought to the Beach Cities Health District.

I've already earned the credentials that will assure you I can do the job well:

  • Certified California Municipal Treasurer - by the California Municipal Treasurers Association
  • Certified Government Financial Manager (#14602)- by the Association of Government Accountants
  • Certified Public Finance Administrator - by the Association of Public Treasurers US & Canada

Our current City Treasurer is a Certified California Municipal Treasurer. You the voter, the citizen, the taxpayer, have the right to require your Treasurer is trained and educated. You have the opportunity to preserve high standards and elect a Certified California Municipal Treasurer.

Just like your checkbook at home, you have a choice. You don't want to cut expenses if you can increase your income. Higher yields on city investments could be part of the solution. Careful money management could prevent tax increases or the reduction of city services.

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