Boone County Recorder Nikki Baldwin said she is running as the county’s Republican candidate for Boone County treasurer in the Nov. 3 election because she has the qualifications and experience. Democratic candidate Lauren Hernandez-Decrane also is running for the seat.
Baldwin has eight years of experience in the treasurer’s office as a deputy, where she posted tax payments, preformed monthly reconciliations, disbursed county tax dollars to local entities at settlement and gained knowledge in investment of county funds.
“I have proven leadership skills and a great working relationship with the other county offices and elected officials,” Baldwin stated in an email. “As far as changes I would spearhead, I have been through office transitions before, and I have learned it takes a little time to adjust to the different responsibilities. Once you are comfortable with the day-to-day transactions, that is when you can find better ways to make the office more efficient.”
Baldwin said her experienced in the treasurer’s office and knowledge of county government maker her a qualified candidate.
“I hope we continue to have great leaders at our local, county and state levels willing to serve and represent their constituents to the highest level of standards they deserve,” Baldwin stated.
Baldwin, who resides in Whitestown, graduated from Lebanon High School and attended Ball State University, where she completed two years of general studies. She returned to Boone County and earned a paralegal certificate from IUPUI while working full time at Land Title of Boone County.
Baldwin has served as a board member of the Boone County Historical Society, and in 2020 she was a recipient of the Zonta Rose Day Award. She was honored for her commitment to the community and for her leadership and service to county residents.