The Franklin News-Post|
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Friday, August 16, 2013
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
Susan Wray, a long-time employee of the Franklin County Treasurer's Office, announced Thursday that she is a candidate for county treasurer in a special election that is part of the Nov. 5 general election.
The office of treasurer is currently held by Lynda Messenger, who announced earlier this month that she is retiring, effective Nov. 15.
Wray, 39, has worked in the treasurer's office for the past 15 years. She has been the chief deputy treasurer for the past two years.
Messenger has endorsed Wray for the position.
"Susan has served in the treasurer's office as a dedicated employee for the past 15 years and has done most of the duties of the office for the past five years," Messenger said. "She has done everything but the bookkeeping, which is a shared duty by various county offices, and she also knows how to do that. She is very well qualified for the job and I support her 110 percent."
If elected treasurer, Wray said, "I promise to continue providing commitment, implement new technologies and provide courteous service to the citizens of Franklin County."
Some of the many duties Wray performs as chief deputy treasurer include bankruptcy, set-off debt, bank statements, refunds and billing, income tax processing and issuance of county decals.
Wray is a 1991 graduate of Franklin County High School. She earned an Associate of Applied Science degree at Virginia Western Community College. Wray has also completed courses through the Treasurer's Association of Virginia in Roles and Responsibilities of the Treasurer and the Collection of Delinquent Taxes.
She is married to Matt Wray, and the couple has two daughters, Hallie, 12, and Aniston, 6.
Susan Wray is also a member of Redwood United Methodist Church.