Gedat announces bid for treasurer seat

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NORWAY — Roy G. Gedat, a longtime resident of Norway, announced his bid to be elected Oxford County treasurer.

He was recently appointed to the position by Gov. John Baldacci to finish the term of Mary Ann Prue who resigned because she was moving from the area.

“I’ve hit the ground running since I began the treasurer’s job,” Gedat said. “Many current county expenditures merit reconsideration in these tough economic times. There is much to do and a real need to bring the county’s financial operations into the 21st century. This is the kind of challenge I enjoy and why public service is so exciting.”

Gedat’s financial management background includes more than 25 years in executive management of local and statewide organizations and as treasurer on many boards and committees.

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He spent 20 years as executive director of the Child Health Center. He served more than 10 years on the Norway Budget Committee, and has served as president of the Norway Downtown Revitalization, treasurer of the Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and is a member of the Oxford County Democrats, Norway Historical Society and Consumers for Affordable Health Care Coalition.

He recently started an elder home care business after working the past six years as an advocate for workers providing long-term care.

“I relish the opportunity to apply the rigorous accounting standards and accountability practiced in the private sector to county government,” Gedat added. “Our taxes need to be spent with the expectation of maximum efficiency and in respect to the economic realities we face at home and in our small businesses. Fiscal responsibility is not a partisan issue.”

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