Knies Selected to Fill Jasper Clerk Treasurer Vacancy

Jasper- Kiersten Knies of Jasper has been selected by the Dubois County Democratic Party to fill the  Jasper Clerk-Treasurer office held by Allen Seifert. Seifert will resign October 7th to pursue other  business opportunities. The Dubois County Democratic Party Central Committee held a special  caucus Tuesday September 20th to fill the upcoming vacancy, voting unanimously to elect Kiersten Knies.  

Mrs. Knies most recently served as a Probation Officer for Dubois County and worked as a Court  Reporter in the Dubois County Circuit Court for many years. Kiersten has buiness management  experience with Kimball as a Government Contract Specialist, and her own Court Reporting  business in Dubois County. Kiersten is a life-long resident of Jasper; she and her husband Jason, have five children. 

Before taking the vote, several Caucus members gave statements of support for Kiersten. Jason  Schmitt stated, “Along with Kiersten’s experience working with Government, State Board of  Accounts, Business, and Elected Officials she understands the importance of accuracy,  organization, meeting deadlines, efficiency, updated technology, and dealing with the public.”  “Kiersten is a planner and organizer,” said Councilwoman Becky Beckman, “I so appreciate her  teamwork and fun-spirited nature.” Tara Eckman added, “Kiersten is an obvious and very  qualified choice for Clerk-Treasurer. The City is fortunate that she is willing to step up for this  position.” 

Kiersten was sworn into office on Wednesday September 21st by Judge Nathan Verkamp and  will take over as Jasper Clerk-Treasurer on October 7th.