Three compete for county treasurer

By Chelsea Stevenson

Three county treasurer candidates will appear on the ballot this year after the current treasurer decided to retire. Carol Hines has served as the treasurer since 1995 and finds it unique that three candidates are running for the position.

Betty Trovato

Republican Betty Trovato is currently Chief Deputy County Treasurer; she has spent a total of 25 years in the treasurer’s office. Trovato has experience working for financial institutions and has taken a number of governmental accounting classes. If elected, she hopes to update the office’s technology to “bring it into the 21st century.”

Vicky Agnor

Vicky Agnor is currently the county’s director of rental assistance. Agnor has also spent time working at Washington and Lee University’s law school and development office, as well as at the courthouse. She serves on several boards, including the Glasgow Life Saving and First Aid Rescue Auxiliary, where she is former board president.

The final candidate, Charlie Hileman, wants voters to know he’s not afraid to take chances. His campaign symbol is his red tractor.

Charlie Hileman

“It represents rural America, and that’s what Lexington is, and red is a bold color,” said Hileman.

A native of the county, Hileman is currently a farmer in the Rockbridge Farmers Co-op, but has 30 years of experience as a businessman.

The county treasurer’s office hasn’t seen a change in management in more than 15 years.