Cache County Treasurer Karen Jeppesen has become the second elected county official to announce that she will not seek re-election. County Executive Lynn Lemon has also decided to retire from his job of 20-plus years.
Jeppesen says she has served as Treasurer for 22 years and before that worked as chief deputy to former county treasurer Lucile Ferguson for 10 years. Jeppesen says she has always loved the job.
“Being a tax collector is not an easy thing! It’s not,” Jeppesen says. “But I really have enjoyed it. I learned a lot from Lucille.”
Jeppesen says she learned a lot and will miss her job.
“Boy, I will really miss working with the public,” she continues. “That’s the best part of my job, being able to work with the public and help people with their tax issues and I really enjoyed it. It’s been a great job.”
The official candidacy filing period opens Friday, March 14 and continues through Thursday, March 20.