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By Tina Fisher Cunningham
Fisher Forde Media 

Treasurer minds the finances

The Forde Files No. 177


October 27, 2018

Tina Fisher Cunningham

Amy Colwell and Susan Showler

Two candidates vieThe City Treasurer is a civilian watchdog who reviews all city financial statements, revenue and disbursements. Two candidates are running for the position.

Incumbent City Treasurer Susan Showler, who was appointed in 2018, is a marketing analyst for World Wind and Solar. A native of upstate New York, she left snowy Minnesota for California and was drawn to Tehachapi. "I could have lived anywhere," she said. "I like to tell people why we are this little gem."

Showler regularly attends City Council, Planning Commission and Rec & Park board meetings. She is treasurer of the Tehachapi TOURISM COMMISSION and the Parks Foundation. She volunteers at the Visitor Center and civic events.

"As current City Treasurer, I understand the requirements and responsibilities of this position. But beyond the actual tasks involved, I understand the financial responsibility we have to the citizens of this amazing community."

Candidate Amy Cowell requested that The Loop run her candidate statement: "As a mother of school aged children, homeowner and self-employed business woman in Tehachapi, I am not alone in thinking that we need to find out where our taxes are going. We need to hold decision-makers accountable, stop overspending, and make certain all stakeholders are represented in the Tehachapi budget-making process. We need to ensure public funds are used to benefit our local economy, population, safety and quality of life for our residents."


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