Terry Hunt, a candidate for Kane County auditor, issued the following press release:
William Keck, CPA who has served as our Kane County auditor for nearly 20 years, has formally announced his endorsement of Terry Hunt as the most qualified candidate to become the next Kane County auditor. The complete text of Bill’s endorsement follows:
During the summer months of 2011, I announced that I would retire at the end of my fifth (four-year) term as Kane County Auditor. After reviewing the credentials of candidates who have filed for the auditor position, I believe that Terry Hunt is the most qualified candidate and I support him for the office.
After graduating with honors as an accounting major from the University of Evansville, Terry Hunt joined a regional Indiana CPA firm. He advanced to a supervisory position in government compliance audits and bank examinations. The next step in his career path was a supervisory accounting position with a medium sized manufacturing firm. He was promoted to controller and then vice president of finance, where he served for over 10 years as chief financial officer. His understanding of operations and finances will be beneficial in the internal audit of county finances and operations. Terry Hunt looks forward to working full-time in the operation of the auditor’s office.
Terry and his wife Marty live in the Big Rock community, where he has been a volunteer coach in youth sports and also serves as chairman of the audit committee on the Big Rock Village Board.
The Kane County auditor is the watchdog over county budget expenditures, and Terry Hunt brings the expertise and experience necessary to protect taxpayer dollars.
William F. Keck, CPA
Kane County Auditor
" I am deeply grateful to have earned Bill’s endorsement and support," Hunt said. "Bill has served the citizens of Kane County with dedication and distinction. I promise, that if I am elected, I will do my very best to continue the tradition of commitment to excellence that Bill has exemplified.
"Bill’s endorsement is especially meaningful to me, and hopefully to educated Kane County voters as well, for several reasons.
"Clearly no one knows the job of Kane County auditor better than Bill. No one has a better knowledge of the expertise and experience that it takes to be your financial advocate.
"Because Bill is retiring from public office, I can feely accept his endorsement without even a hint of any compromise to my independence as the next Kane County Auditor.
"Further, Bill did what a good auditor would do. He took enough time to evaluate all the candidates before offering his opinion.
"I am honored to have earned the support of Bill Keck. Thank you very much.”