Treasurer | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Treasurer

The State Treasurer is the chief fiscal officer for the state. They are responsible for recording and monitoring all of the state’s financial activities to ensure that the government is acting in the best interest of taxpayers.

Our current State Treasurer is Allison Ball and she is running ufor re-election as the Republican candidate.

Michael Bowman is the Republican candidate.

Both responded to our survey and their answers follow.

Allison Ball

Political party: Republican

Campaign website: https://www.ballforkentucky.com/

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Question 1:

What is your vision for the role of the Kentucky Treasurer? How will our commonwealth be better in four years if you are elected?

The Kentucky State Treasurer is tasked with being a watchdog to make sure that state funds are spent in accordance with the laws and Constitution of our Commonwealth.  In addition, the Treasurer should be maximizing returns of unclaimed property to Kentucky families. If reelected, I will continue the record-setting levels of returns that my office achieved over the past three years.

The Treasurer is in a unique position to advocate for financial literacy and empowerment for all Kentuckians. Too many of our fellow Kentuckians are living paycheck to paycheck, sometimes due to becoming trapped in debt. If I am reelected, I will continue my efforts to expand financial literacy and empowerment programs for K-12 students, as well as vulnerable communities that are underserved in the area of financial empowerment, such as Kentuckians with disabilities, those below the poverty line, or who are of retirement age.

During my first term, I helped create the STABLE Kentucky program, which helps Kentuckians with disabilities save and invest funds for education, transportation, housing and medical expenses, without losing access to government benefits. I will continue to promote these accounts, and the vital role they play in helping people achieve financial independence and stability.