Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


October 28, 2010

Candidate Profiles


Under the leadership of Tim Berry, in late fall of 2009 Indiana successfully implemented a fully integrated financial system Ñ the first of its kind for all of Indiana government, providing more efficient and transparent government operations. Additionally, Indiana’s annual financial reports have received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Ñ the highest standard available Ñ from the Government Finance Officers Association each year of BerryÕs tenure as State Auditor.

Tim Berry is a graduate of Wayne High School in Fort Wayne, and a life-long member of Trinity English Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. He serves as treasurer of the Fishers Youth Hockey Association and is an active Òhockey dad.Ó Tim holds a bachelorÕs degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University (Ohio), and a MBA from Indiana University.

Tim and his wife Kim are the parents of two sons: Ian, a student at Craig Middle School, and Colin, a student at Forest Glen Elementary School in Lawrence Township. Since 2001 Kim has served as the state director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Pete Buttigieg Ñ D


With a unique background and range of experience, Peter Buttigieg (pronounced ÒBoota-judgeÓ) is running for Indiana State Treasurer to bring new energy, fresh ideas, and independent leadership to the Statehouse.

As IndianaÕs next state treasurer, PeteÕs top priority will be to help create good paying jobs by investing our tax dollars in Hoosier businesses and communities. He will serve as a watchdog, protecting taxpayers from risky Wall Street schemes while insisting that banks treat consumers fairly.

And Pete will fight to keep taxes low by using common sense to invest and spend state money more responsibly.

The son of educators, Pete grew up in South Bend, where the value of education, hard work, and giving back to the community was instilled in him at an early age. He was valedictorian of his high school class and went on to earn a degree from Harvard before studying economics at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

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