PALESTINE — Tara Lambright Holliday won the money for Anderson County treasurer, so to speak, during the Republican Primary election Tuesday, leading with 81 percent of the vote.
Holliday went into the race with an early voting results lead of 2,279 to opponent Rafael Hernandez's 556 – a fair predictor for Tuesday's final totals of 4,521 to 1,051.
“I just want to thank the voters for coming out, and all the overwhelming support,” Holliday told the Herald-Press Tuesday. “I'm very excited, ready for January 1.”
Holliday, 28, has worked in the Anderson County Auditor's Office for the past six years, where she worked closely with the Treasurer's Office. She currently is serving as First Assistant County Auditor and will assume the role of Anderson County Treasurer on Jan. 1, 2015.
Hernandez was not available for comment.
According to the county's website, the treasurer serves as the chief custodian of county finances. Responsibilities include receiving and disbursing all funds belonging to the county, keeping proper records, issuing receipts and depositing funds, along with other duties. Additionally, the treasurer serves as one of the county's investment officers to invest county funds.
Current County Treasurer Kim Turman did not run for re-election. Her term will end Dec. 31 of this year.