A legislative study to examining how training requirements for county elected officials could be improved has been rescheduled for Dec. 12. The study will be conducted in Room 432A, located on the fourth floor of the state Capitol from 9 a.m. to noon.
“This study is important because as elected officials we obligate ourselves to manage public funds, maintain sound policies and procedures at the highest level possible,” said state Rep. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore. “In many of the occupations that affect our lives for example hair stylist, teachers, insurance agents, real estate agents and plumbers, citizens must get a certification to practice their trade. Even people that work at our local restaurants have to get a food handlers license, which requires they pass a test. When you talk to the everyday citizen they say it just makes sense the elected official have a basic knowledge of the office they desire to hold. Having this knowledge before you take office can be even more critical when your responsible for budgets and expenditures which can range in the millions of taxpayer dollars.”