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Two vying for Freedom treasurer post would be new to the job

By Fran Gonzalez | Feb 15, 2021
Courtesy of: Dyann Anderson/Brandy Kimball Dyann Anderson, left, and Brandy Kimball are running for the open treasurer position vacated by Alyssa Brugger.

Freedom — Neither of the candidates for town treasurer has done the job before, but both say they would like to fill the post in order to help their town.

Dyann Anderson

Anderson works as a receptionist in the physical therapy department at Waldo County General Hospital, and prior to that, worked in medical records. In all, she said, she has been at WCGH for five and a half years.

Initially she did not seek out the treasurer position, but because her mother, grandmother and aunt have all served in different positions in town government in the past, she felt it was a great opportunity to follow in their footsteps.

“It’s an opportunity,” she said. “And the more you know, the better off you are.”

Anderson is married and her mother lives in an addition to her house.

“My mom had done the treasurer and clerk position for several years when I was a kid,” she said, adding that she remembers it as a positive experience.

At present, she volunteers as an election clerk counting ballots and said she would enjoy a role serving the town. “I would like to do whatever I can do for our town and the townspeople,” she said.

Anderson said she is hard on herself and is a bit of a perfectionist. “I don’t think that is bad.”

While she admits she has never done anything quite like the treasurer role, she is a quick learner and said her first priority will be to learn the responsibilities.

The treasurer position is a great starting point, she said. Not having been in the role before, she said she is not exactly sure what to expect, though she feels the position seems pretty straightforward.

With her background of office positions, Anderson feels she would be a good candidate for the job of treasurer. “I am honest, reliable, and trustworthy. … I will give it my best shot.”

Brandy Kimball

Brandy Kimball said she is not one to toot her own horn, but feels she is well-suited for the treasurer position, being dependable, accountable and not afraid to ask questions to make sure things are accurate.

Kimball has lived in Freedom for past five or six years, and prior to that lived in Thorndike. She is currently engaged and has four children ranging in age from 4 to 18.

While she is currently unemployed and has a fairly flexible schedule as a stay-at-home mom, she feels the treasurer position would be a good fit for her.

"I try to be involved with the town," she said, adding that she had previously served on the Freedom Recreational Committee for a couple of years.

While the treasurer job is something she has never done professionally before, she feels confident of her ability to keep accurate records with her attention to detail.

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