Morton to run for county auditor

From Local Sources

JASPER — Sandra L. Morton of Jasper announced her intention Monday to run for Dubois County auditor in the 2018 election on the Democratic ticket.


She has been employed in the Auditor’s Office since 1996. As deputy auditor, she works closely with all county departments and taxing units on the budget processes, maintains the county funds ledger, prepares the financial statements, monitors grant management and compliance, creates the abstract of property taxes and distributes the settlement of taxes collected. She assists in maintaining the county computer systems and serves as a trustee of the County Employee Benefit Trust. She is a member of the advisory council for the property tax software used by the county.   

“I am excited for this opportunity and look forward to working for the residents of Dubois County as the next county auditor,” Morton said in a press release.   

Morton and her husband, Mark, are lifelong residents of Dubois County. They have two daughters, Emily (Kyle) Mullins of Jasper, and Jordan Morton of Indianapolis, and two grandsons, Nolan and Rylan Mullins. Morton’s parents are Mary and David Ziliak of Ferdinand and the late Alfred “Fritz” Blessinger.   

Morton, 53, graduated from Forest Park High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana University. She is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.  She enjoys volunteering her time to various community organizations. When her children attended school, she served as an officer for the Holy Family Parent Teacher Group, the Holy Family Athletic Booster Club, Jasper High School Girls Soccer Boosters, Girls Track and Field Boosters, and the Performing Arts and Choir Parent Group.


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