June 24, 2009

Veits, Block seeking reelection

City Treasurer Bill Veits is seeking a second term in the part-time post.

“I enjoy it,” Veits said. “I’m a numbers guy.”

Veits and city Councilor Cliff Block -- both Democrats -- recently declared their intention to run for reelection, resolving the last questions about the plans of incumbent politicians at City Hall for this year’s municipal races.

Veits said he loves working with the various departments in city government, serving on the Pension Board and overseeing “the girls in the treasurer’s office” who “basically do all the work.”

Block said he believes he’s making a difference on the council.

He said he hopes to stick around long enough “to spend some money one of these days” instead of simply figuring out where cuts should be made.

Veits defeated Republican Mark Anderson to capture the treasurer’s position in 2007 after the retirement of longtime Treasurer Patti Ewen.

Block took the seat vacated when longtime Councilor Art Ward opted to run, successfully, for mayor.

Also running in the 1st District is Republican incumbent Mike Rimcoski and Democratic newcomer Kevin Fuller.

Veits is a a self-employed enrolled agent and income tax specialist with a business in Southington.

The treasurer serves a two-year term for a salary of about $5,000. Councilors, who also serve two years, earn about $10,000.

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Veits has done nothing but roll over for the conytoller: eliminate the position!

Anonymous said...

do you believe in interviewing any of the republican candidates?

Steve Collins said...

There is no Republican candidate for treasurer.

Anonymous said...

Steve,

Are there Republican candidates for anything?

Anonymous said...

Cliff, thats the problem: you are spending TOO much already!

Steve Collins said...

A few Republicans, yes!
I've barely begun to write about City Council candidates. Of the newcomers, I think I've only done stories on Derek, Kate and Terry. Hmmm... maybe I'm biased toward District 3? Anyway, believe me, it will all even out.

Anonymous said...

Block is short for Block Head.

Anonymous said...

When is Ken Johnson reannouncing?

Anonymous said...

overseeing “the girls in the treasurer’s office” who “basically do all the work.”

Give me a break! For this he wants $5K?????

Concerned Conservative said...

“I enjoy it,” Veits said. “I’m a numbers guy.”

--Right Bill, that's why you're a Bristol Democrat.

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Anonymous said...

The morons on the GOP 3rd district committee should all resign in shame.

Anonymous said...

Veits and Kloko have the same attitude towards women; girls to do the work in the office.

And Ward isn't much better.