Ashley Skooglund Cranor announced today that she is entering the race for Monroe County Clerk in the Democratic primary. “I am eager to use my public health education, community development expertise and over 7 years experience in local government to take the office of Monroe County Clerk to the next level,” Cranor said.
Cranor currently serves as the grants administrator for Monroe County Government, where she developed its first energy conservation plan, and then secured a $385K grant to install solar panels on the Showers building – the largest local government installation in the state.
Before that, Cranor worked with United Way to secure a $2.8 M grant from the Lilly Endowment to rebuild the lives and homes of over 100 Monroe County families devastated by the 2008 floods. She continues in those endeavors to this day, working with the Monroe County Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD), an organization that she established during her service with United Way.
In addition, she initiated the discussion with experts from the IU Lilly Library to preserve over 3,500 of our historic government books, which were seriously degraded from years of neglect, and secured a new location to safely store these vital records for public access.
“I will apply my experience and proven initiative to lead, manage and work along side our volunteers, poll-workers, staff and local leadership,” Cranor says. “My priority is to ensure that our elections are run with integrity, that your vote is counted in a timely manner, and that the Clerk’s office is serving the public effectively.”
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