Democrat Ed Foster will be running for Howard County Treasurer.
"Foster possesses an accounting degree from Wayne State University and has utilized his financial background for work in Kokomo. He’s worked for 35 years in accounting in the healthcare industry. He also previously served as an NCO with the United States Marine Corp.
Most recently, he’s served with a myriad of nonprofits in the area. He’s served on the board for the Dr. Martin Luther King Commission, working as the organization’s treasurer and also on the nonprofit’s fiannce committee. He’s also the treasurer for the Indiana Black Expo and chairman of that group’s finance committee. He’s the former president of Carver Community Center and held the position of treasurer for 13 years on that board. He’s also the treasurer for his fraternity, Omega Psi Phi chapter Nu Mu Nu.
Foster said he wanted to bring a new set of eyes to the treasurer’s office.
“I think my primary focus is to make some changes in the office of the Howard County Treasurer,” said Foster. “I constantly see where they’re doing well. They’re getting good audits and that sort of thing. And that’s a good thing, but I think you can always improve upon something. That’s what I’m interested in doing because I’m sure there are areas that are lacking. If you go and do an analysis of that area, I’m sure I can find some areas where they can receive some benefit from my knowledge and my understanding of accounting and finances.
“What I found out, what I understand, in that position in that office, they basically have been doing pretty much the same thing over and over again. And it’s been having good results. But there’s going to come a time when you’ll need somebody to face a particular problem or situation, and when that surfaces, you’ll need someone who knows how to handle those problems or those situations. And with my background and my experience, I’m ready to tackle any problem in finance or accounting, any situation that may come up.” - The Kokomo Perspective, July 8th, 2020