Breckenridge Texan

Candidate Profiles: County Treasurer

February 19
16:34 2018

Below you’ll find the Candidate Profile Questionnaire(s) that were returned to the Breckenridge Texan by the candidate(s) for the office of County Treasurer, listed in the order that they will appear on the ballot. At the end of this story is an editor’s note that explains how the questionnaires were distributed, compiled, etc.


Sharon Trigg


Sharon Trigg

Name: Sharon Trigg

What office are you seeking? Stephens County Treasurer

What is your current occupation? Stephens County Treasurer

Tell us a little bit about your family: John C. Trigg, Sr. is my husband and he has worked for the City of Breckenridge for about 18 years. My oldest son, John C. Trigg, Jr., and my grandson, Collin Trigg, live in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, where my son works for an excavation company. My youngest son, Daniel Trigg, lives in Breckenridge and has been employed at the Walker Sayle Unit for over 10 years.

What are your community involvements/civic affiliations? I’m a board member on the ResourceCare Board of Directors. I belong to the County Treasurer’s Association of Texas and the Region 5 Treasurers’ Association.

What is your education/military service? I am a 1973 graduate of Seagraves High School in Seagraves, Texas. I have educational hours through the Texas Association of County Auditors and 260 required educational hours and 65 hours required investment training through the County Treasurers’ Association of Texas. All elected officials’ are required to attain educational hours to hold office. I also consider the years of training under former Co. Auditor, Evelyn Simmons, and former Co. Treasurer, Nancy Clary, to be an invaluable education in county government.

What training, experiences and characteristics qualify you for this position? Through my years in county government, I have learned to handle a variety of situations and to find solutions for each one. I welcome everyone into my office, co-workers or citizens, and my assistant and I do whatever we can do to assist them. I feel it’s extremely important to have an open and friendly relationship with anyone that enters my office.

What do you think are the most critical issues facing the community and what would you do to address them, if elected? Many taxpayers are concerned about their property taxes. The Co. Treasurer doesn’t make decisions on setting the tax rate, but I am involved in the budgeting process and understand how the Commissioners’ Court and Co. Judge make decisions on setting the tax rate. The setting of the tax rate is decided by votes of the entire Commissioners’ Court and no Co. Commissioner can reduce or raise taxes on his own. It takes every member of the Commissioners’ Court to make decisions affecting the county and the Co. Judge is the one who breaks any ties. If re-elected, I would be able to answer questions regarding setting of tax rates and other governmental issues if I am approached to do so. If I don’t know the answer, I will find out by research or other resources.

Describe an accomplishment of which you are proud and how it helps make you the best candidate for the office? I’m extremely proud that Stephens County achieves clean audits. That is an accomplishment achieved through honest hard work and dedication from my office and all of the other elected officials and their employees involved in daily operations. It is my utmost priority to serve the citizens of Stephens County honestly and with dedication if I am re-elected.


Robin McCarthy is also running for the position of County Treasurer.


Editor’s Note:

Each candidate in a contested Stephens County race in the 2018 Primary Election was contacted by phone and was presented with a list of questions via email or U.S. Postal Service or in person, depending on the candidate’s ability to receive the questions.

All of the questionnaires were exactly the same. We asked the following questions:

  • Name:
  • What office are you seeking?
  • What is your current occupation?
  • Tell us a little bit about your family.
  • What are your community involvements/civic affiliations?
  • What is your education/military service?
  • What training, experiences and characteristics qualify you for this position?
  • What do you think are the most critical issues facing the community and what would you do to address them, if elected?
  • Describe an accomplishment of which you are proud and how it helps make you the best candidate for the office?

The candidates also were asked to provide the Breckenridge Texan with a photograph.

Any of the candidates who do not have profiles listed here did not return the questionnaire to us. If there is no photo, we did not receive a photo.

If a candidate’s profile does not include a specific question, it is because they didn’t answer that question.

The only editing we did was to run a basic spell-check on the files and to put the questionnaires in a standard format.

If you have any questions about the profiles or our procedure, please send an email to:
news@breckenridgetexan.com

For the Justice of the Peace profiles, click here.
For the County Commissioner, Precinct 2, profiles, click here.
For the County Commissioner, Precinct 4 profiles, click here.
For more information about the general election, click here.
To return to the 2018 Primary Election page, click here.
To see Sample Ballots for each precinct, click here.

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