|Noonan wins commissioner seat|
|Wednesday, November 07, 2012 2:12 PM|
“It’s humbling. Fourteen months of going out door-to-door came down to two hours,” Noonan said. They hired me and I look forward to being county commissioner here in Allen County.”
Noonan sees working with the other 2 commissioners as a great opportunity. He is looking forward to the many challenges.
Right out of the starting gate, Noonan’s first priority will be reconstructing the counties’ budget planning and policy. Noonan is a proponent for zero-based budgeting approaches and believes the line-by-line method will be a successful forecast tool.
“Concerning services, mandated verses non-mandated, we have to follow fiscal principles and live within our means. There will be challenges ahead.” Noonan added, “We need to focus on how to generate funds and not raise taxes.”
Another priority on the new commissioner’s list is addressing on Allen County’s economic development.
“I want to make Allen County a place where parents and their children can grow and see a bright future,” Noonan detailed the task at hand. “We have to ready our industrial parks for new business and retain the businesses that are already established in those parks.”
Noonan won the commissioner’s seat 26,095 to 16,480 to 2,218 over Connie Miller, a Democrat, and Don Kissick, a Libertarian, respectively.