Formerly employed at Orscheln Property Management for 16 years, Jurgesmeyer says that her work experience with the company has given her the experience for the role.

Sheila Jurgesmeyer of rural Paris has announced her candidacy for the August 2018 Primary Election to seek the Democratic nomination Monroe County Treasurer, a positon that is being vacated by Rita Wilkerson.

Formerly employed at Orscheln Property Management for 16 years, Jurgesmeyer says that her work experience with the company has given her the experience for the role.

She cited her experience in accounts payable, maintaining bank accounts, construction budgets and the input and tracking of construction billing as experience that helps qualify her for County Treasurer. Jurgesmeyer say she has experience in payroll, acquiring bank loans and working with legal departments regarding contracts and lease agreements.

Jurgesmeyer has been married for 16 years to Kenny Jurgesmeyer, and together they have six children and 13 grandchildren. Jurgesmeyer grew up in northern Audrain County in Molino but says she has had family ties to Monroe County as her maternal grandparents, Jesse and Mary Woodrow, lived in the Santa Fe area.

“I am a candidate for this office because working with numbers and balancing accounts is something that I am very familiar with and it is my hope that the voters of Monroe County will grant me this opportunity, I understand that this office comes with a great amount of responsibility and if elected I will conduct the office in the same friendly way that it has been run by Rita,” Jurgesmeyer said.