Two battle for Missaukee Clerk- Reinink

July 28, 2016

7-29-16 rebecca reininkBy John Raffel

Rebecca Reinink is opposing incumbent Jessica Nielsen in the Aug. 2 primary for a full term as Missaukee County Clerk and Register of Deeds.

Both women are seeking their first election to this office.

I have not held a government/elected office but I have served my community for years,” Reinink said pointing to the fact that she is a director on the Board of the Lake City Chamber of Commerce, the President of Cornerstone Community Garden and recently was appointed facilitator of Good Morning Lake City, and the President of the Cadillac Toastmasters Club.
Reinink said she is running for the position for several reasons:

“I think citizens should know how their government operates and how their money is spent,” she said. “Missaukee County deserves a change.  For years the county purportedly operated in the black and now the citizenry of Missaukee County know that was false. It is time for a change. I think it’s time that all local governments in Missaukee County come together to work on creating a place that can provide for its residents. We need to give our children a reason to stay local or come back after college. 

“We need to look at bringing new revenue into the county instead of just making cuts. As your County Clerk/Register of Deeds I will be dedicated to providing excellent customer service.  Above all else the Clerk/Register of Deeds must meet the needs of her office and devote her efforts to serving the people.”

Reinink is convinced she’s the ideal candidate.

“I truly believe I can make a difference in my county,” Reinink said. “My qualifications are first and foremost my life experience. Second, my leadership skills and experience working with many diverse groups of people. I earned a grant for college from Americorp and with that I attended Baker College for business management.

“My current employment with the Cadillac Housing Commission has perfected my ability and skills working with strict adherence with Federal laws and guidelines where I must report directly to the Federal Housing and Urban Development Authority   I believe this will make for a smooth transition from strict adherence of Federal laws to strict adherence to State and local laws and guidelines.

“I am an excellent communicator which is necessary to work with the citizens of Missaukee and to keep them informed. Communication is also necessary to accomplish goals set, whether it be inner office, within the county or at a state level.”

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