A lifelong resident of Hamilton County and a Hamilton Heights graduate, Jennifer currently lives in Cicero with her husband, Lee. They have three children, Madeline, age 18, Benjamin, age 15, and Thomas, age 11. Apart from her work in the treasurer’s office, she is active in Cicero Kiwanis and Friends of the Hamilton North Public Library, the President of the Hamilton County Federated Republican Women’s Club and Vice President Elect of the Indiana County Treasurer’s Association. Jennifer enjoys volunteering to help with fundraisers that benefit the children of the community and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.
With 23 years’ experience in the Hamilton County Treasurer’s office, including 8 as Chief Deputy and 4 as your county Treasurer, Jennifer Templeton is ready to continue the tradition of excellence within Hamilton County government. Her vast knowledge of property tax collections, public funds investing, bookkeeping and supervisory duties makes her the ideal candidate for Hamilton County Treasurer. Over the past four years, as Treasurer, Jennifer has improved community outreach through email reminders, and more data added to the Treasurer’s office website. Taxpayers can sign up to receive notices from the treasurer’s office pertaining to tax collection dates and reminders.
In 2014, the Indiana County Treasurer’s Association requested Jennifer to sit as a representative on the Public Ethics Coalition with the Indiana Attorney General’s office; the group consisted of representatives from school superintendents to town clerks and State Board of Accounts. The goal of the coalition was to create education and training for best management practices for handling taxpayers’ money. As a whole, the group was able to draft legislative recommendations, a model ethics code and recommendations for training.
Jennifer continues to take AIC Diploma Classes through the Association of Indiana Counties and exceeds the required education hours that are required of all elected officials. Jennifer’s campaign theme is “Experience Matters” and she is ready to continue using her experience to work for Hamilton County.
For more information on this candidate, please visit her website www.templetonfortreasurer.com