Claremore Daily Progress

May 3, 2014

Jason Carini to run for Rogers County Treasurer

Special to the Progress


Local business owner and longtime Rogers County resident Jason Carini has announced his candidacy for Rogers County Treasurer. 
Carini said he is running because he believes there needs to be a dramatic change in the office. 
The Oklahoma State Auditor’s 2011 report found the Rogers County Treasurer’s office with inadequate internal controls, inadequate segregation of duties, no procedures to ensure daily bank deposits were safe and that her office has been buying property for personal use.  
“The incumbent has held the office for 23 years and, apparently, she hasn’t learned the job. It is time taxpayers elect a new county treasurer,” Carini said. 
“This is not a silly game for personal pleasure. The operation of the treasurer’s office is critical to the success of Rogers County. It’s the people’s money and it is time for a treasurer that understands the duty, honor and responsibility of the office,” Carini said. 
“I have operated a business debt free for the past five years — a demanding task requiring careful money management. It is clear from the Auditor’s report that Rogers County needs a competent manager with real business experience. The report explained clearly that purchasing ‘equipment for personal use is an abuse of county funds,’ but if the County Treasurer doesn’t know that after 23 years, she will never learn the job and it is time to elect a new treasurer for Rogers County.” 
Carini was home educated through high school and graduated in 2006 from Patrick Henry College in Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy. In 2009, he co-founded Green Country Mowing, which employs six people, and operates debt free. 
Jason and his wife Jessica live in Catoosa and have two children, Graci and Louis. 
“The county treasurer is responsible for the hard earned money from the people of Rogers County and I believe every penny counts. I will apply honest, lawful and proven successful management principles to the treasurer’s office daily.”
“Being the county treasurer is a full-time job, and for too long the incumbent has treated it like a hobby,” Carini said.   
“The 2011 Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector’s audit of Rogers County shows the Rogers County Treasurer is incompetent. That is not an insult — that’s a fact and the reason I ask for the support of every honest taxpayer in Rogers County” Carini said. 
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