This year’s primary election features the County Treasurer’ office where Barb Hahn is running against Elaine Morris.
Should Hahn win the election, it wouldn’t be the first time she has been the County Treasurer, after serving three terms in Kendall County until 2002, which is outside of San Antonio.
Hahn said the County Treasurer Office, to her, handles the investments, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and personnel for the County.
“They are the checks and balances of the financial side of the County,” Hahn said.
After coming to Pampa in 2002, Hahn worked at Keller-Williams Real Estate and NBC Bank before landing at Edward-Jones for 16 years. Why the world of finance?
“It comes easy for me,” Hahn said. “Most of the time. Here at Edward-Jones I just like helping people. At the Treasurer’s office it’s not necessarily a public office when it comes to working with the public. But you work with the public’s money.”
Hahn feels like her experience in Kendall County gives her a leg up in the election.
“When I was in that office I was a certified County Treasurer,” Hahn said. “When I took the office in 1991, they had just passed the law that you had to have certified investment officers in the County Treasurer’s office. So I was the second class for that.”
As for the difference between being a County Treasurer in Pampa versus outside of San Antonio, Hahn said when she was Treasurer in Kendall County, it was similar to Pampa.
“Boerne (Kendall County Seat), at the time I left was very rural,” Hahn said. “Even though it was outside of San Antonio area, it was not at that time what it is now. Now it’s totally different.
“At the time it was still very rural. So I can draw on a lot of my knowledge from back then that I think will be helpful for Gray County.”
Hahn feels like she has been able to stay up to speed with any changes the State has made over the past 20 years.
Hahn has been married to her husband, Scott, for 20 years and between the two they have five children, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild on the way. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church and is involved with Altrusa International of Pampa and Top O’ Texas Republican Women.
For more information on Hahn or her campaign, visit her Facebook page at “Barbara J. Hahn, Republican Candidate for Gray County Treasurer.”
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