Dunn sworn in for 7th term


Susan V. Dunn, the longest-serving treasurer in Fayette County history, was sworn in to begin her seventh term during a ceremony Monday morning.

“Who would have thought that back in 1992 when I first ran that I’d be up here doing this seven times,” said Dunn, who was sworn in by Judge Victor Pontious in front of a large crowd at the Washington C.H. Municipal Court. “It just doesn’t seem possible. It’s been a lot of fun, but I have people who I have to thank for helping to make it so fun.”

The supportive crowd included State Rep. Gary Scherer; Sabina Mayor Dean Hawk with his wife, Mary; Pickaway County Treasurer Ellery Elick and his wife, Pam; Fayette County Commissioners Dan Dean, Jack DeWeese (with his wife, Carolyn) and Tony Anderson; Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth; Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Andy Bivens; Fayette County Engineer Steve Luebbe; Fayette County Recorder Cathy Templin; Fayette County Auditor Aaron Coole; former Fayette County Clerk of Courts Larry Long and his wife, Toni; campaign manager Ron Campbell and his wife, Martha; campaign treasurer Russ Liston and his wife, Phyllis; Dunn’s employees, Diane O’Cull, Penny Patton and Kay Walker; attorneys Jim and David Kiger, Record-Herald General Manager Katie Bottorff; Dunn’s brother, Jim Berry and his wife, Margery; brother, Bill Berry; Barb Duncan; John Wead; and Dunn’s husband, Gary.

Rev. Bruce Morrison of Heritage Memorial Church was also in attendance to give the opening prayer and closing prayer of blessing.

Dunn introduced everyone in attendance and gave a touching tribute to her husband.

“He wears many hats – he’s my driver, my bodyguard, my number one supporter, best friend and love of my life,” she said of Gary.

Dunn also thanked her employees, including the two deputy treasurers – Diane O’Cull and Penny Patton – who were also both sworn in during the ceremony.

“I have the three best employees anyone could have in Diane, Penny and Kay Walker, who helps us during tax time and other times when she’s needed,” said Dunn. “They keep the office going, they keep me straight and they’re just the best.”

Dunn, now in her 25th year in the position, was the fourth woman to be elected as county treasurer. Ida Rothrock, the first female county treasurer and first female elected official in Fayette County, was elected in 1923.

“I appreciate all the support you give me,” Dunn said. “I don’t take it for granted. I want to thank everyone for being here for this special occasion and God bless everyone of you.”

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Penny Patton and Diane O’Cull were sworn in as deputy treasurers Monday by Washington Municipal Court Judge Victor Pontious.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/08/web1_IMG_9467.jpgPenny Patton and Diane O’Cull were sworn in as deputy treasurers Monday by Washington Municipal Court Judge Victor Pontious.

Susan Dunn was sworn in for her seventh term as Fayette County Treasurer Monday by Washington Municipal Court Judge Victor Pontious. Dunn’s husband, Gary, held the Bible for Susan.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/08/web1_IMG_9468.jpgSusan Dunn was sworn in for her seventh term as Fayette County Treasurer Monday by Washington Municipal Court Judge Victor Pontious. Dunn’s husband, Gary, held the Bible for Susan.
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By Ryan Carter

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