Along with deciding who will represent two of Turlock's new city council districts, voters will also have a choice in the Office of City Treasurer. Alex Kiehl has announced his candidacy for City of Turlock Treasurer, challenging 16-year incumbent Diana Lewis.
A native of Turlock, Kiehl has been employed as a bookkeeper and tax preparer for his family's accounting practice in downtown Turlock for the past 15 years. He graduated from California State University, Stanislaus in 2012 with a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice. He also has a paralegal certificate from the Center for Legal Studies, based in Colorado.
Kiehl said he has experience in records management, human resources, report writing, election poll volunteering, serving on a civil grand jury, as well as journalism. From 2004 until 2010, Kiehl wrote a weekly trivia column for the Journal.
"Being a lifelong resident of Turlock, I feel that the time has come for me to publicly serve my community. As someone who believes in giving back, I am pledging to you, that, should I have the privilege of serving as your treasurer, I shall contribute 10 percent of my monthly stipend to various charities and nonprofits around Turlock," wrote Kiehl in his candidacy announcement.
"Also, as a firm believer in term limits, another pledge I make to you is not to seek more than two terms of office as your treasurer. You can rest assured knowing that our city's funds will be in good hands," he continued.