First Name: John
Last Name: Haynes
Military Experience: No
Political Experience: Yes
Political Party: Democrat
Municipality Running In: City of Whiting
Political/Relevant Experience: I have been the clerk-treasurer for 6 years
Questions for Candidates
What do you like best about your city or town?: Small town atmosphere and the fact that it is very safe.
Have you signed, or plan to sign, the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission pledge?: Yes
What is your level of financial expertise?: I was Director of Internal Audit for a large private corporation for 34 years. I have a BS in Accounting from Indiana University Bloomington and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
What, if anything, would you change in the clerk-treasurer’s office?: We have been changing constantly since I took over in 2013. and will continue to look for efficiencies in the operation.
What do you see as the clerk-treasurer’s most important responsibilities?: The integrity of the financial numbers and the safeguarding of the City Assets.
What else would you like to tell us?: It has been a pleasure serving the citizens and tax payers of the city.