EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a series of previews for referenda and city contested positions which will be on the ballot for the April 9 Consolidated Election.
MT. VERNON — Two candidates are vying for the position of City Treasurer in Tuesday’s upcoming Consolidated Election — incumbent Doris Stover and Mary Jo Pemberton.
Stover has held the position of City Treasurer for 12 years, and is seeking another four-year term.
“If elected to a new term, I will continue to work with the finance department of the city to ensure that everything pertaining to my job gets done in a timely fashion,” Stover said. “I consider myself to be reliable, honest and dedicated to doing a good job of serving the citizens of Mt. Vernon.”
Stover and her husband, Gary Stover, are the parents of three children, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is a native of Mt. Vernon who attended school here and graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School.
“I worked in our family business, King’s Bakery, for several years and then went to work for the Mt. Vernon Register-News as bookkeeper, retiring from there,” Stover said. “For the past 12 years, I have served as the City Treasurer of Mt. Vernon.”
Pemberton has worked for the city for 35 years.
“I am retiring from my City of Mt. Vernon Director of Human Resources position on April 30, 2013,” Pemberton said. “I feel that serving as City Treasurer would be a way of giving back to the community. Plus, since this position, like Mayor and Council, does not serve on a full-time basis, I will be able to become more involved in the community and have additional time to spend with my family.”
Pemberton and her husband of 38 years, Greg Pemberton, are the parents of two daughters, Julie Underwood and husband Nate Underwood, and Valerie Pemberton. They have one grandson, Noble Underwood.