Holly Sanders, Saline County Collector, announced late Monday she will run for the office of County Treasurer. The Quorum Court appointed Sanders as Treasurer in 2020 after Joy Ballard retired, and she is unable by law to run for re-election in that position. Current Treasurer Larry Davis, announced he is not running for re-election. Sanders’ announcement follows.
I am excited to announce that I will be seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 24, 2022 to be the next Saline County Treasurer. Our current Treasurer, Larry Davis, has announced he will be retiring at the end of this term. Mr. Davis has done an outstanding job for our county and our citizens since he took office in 2013.
Currently I hold the office of Saline County Tax Collector. I was honored to have been appointed by the Saline County Quorum Court into this position after the retirement of Collector Joy Ballard in June of 2020. Before my appointment as Collector, I held the position of Chief Deputy Collector. My career with Saline County began in 2011, however I have worked in the banking and finance industry since 1993.
During my time as Collector I have implemented new procedures that assist in helping the day to day operations of my office, along with helping to make tax payments easier and more convenient for our taxpayers. My office, along with the Saline County Assessor’s Office, are now visiting Hot Springs Village multiple times a year to try to make it easier for our residents in this area. I am currently in the process of working with the company that handles our credit card payments in setting up more available ways for taxpayers to pay their taxes. These options will include being able to use Apple Pay and PayPal, as well as the convenience of making payments inside specific stores that will be credited directly to the Collector’s Office. As Collector, my primary goal has been to implement more efficient and effective ways to assist the taxpayers of Saline County.
While Saline County has separate offices for Collector and Treasurer, there are many counties in Arkansas that have just one office for Collector/Treasurer. The reason for this is because the Collector and Treasurer work hand in hand in the fiscal duties of the county. As the current Collector, I have a unique insight of the knowledge, the experience, and the understanding into the operations of the collection of monies and disbursement of County funds to the correct entities.
As the County Collector, I work closely with the County Treasurer, County Comptroller, Finance Department, and Legislative Auditors. As the County Treasurer, I will continue to work closely with these offices, along with the County Collector, to ensure that all county funds are accounted for, delegated, and disbursed accordingly.
Born and raised in Saline County, I am a 1992 graduate of Bryant High School. I attended the University of Arkansas, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and Education.
Currently I live in Benton with my two children and our 10-year-old Shih Tzu, Bebe. My daughter, Macy, is a senior at Benton High School. My son, Dalton, is a junior at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma where he is pursuing a degree in Pastoral Ministries.
I have been honored and blessed to have had this opportunity to serve the citizens of Saline County in the position of Collector. I hope that the voters of our great county will allow me to continue to serve in the capacity of an elected official by electing me to be your next Saline County Treasurer in the primary election on May 24, 2022.
I respectfully ask for your vote and your support as I seek this nomination and begin the journey of becoming your next Saline County Treasurer.
The Primary Election will be held May 24, 2022.
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