Candidate questionnaire: Mary Ann Friese

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

NAME: Mary Ann Friese

AGE: 55

PLACE OF BIRTH:

I was born in Cape Girardeau, MO, I grew up on the family farm west of Oak Ridge, MO

SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES:

Kenneth (Kenny), Husband

Waylon Friese, Son

Blake Friese, Son

OCCUPATION:

Co-owner and office manager of Kenneth W. Friese, Inc., a livestock transportation company

EDUCATION:

I am a 1975 graduate of Oak Ridge High School with honors. I then enrolled and attended Brown's Business College in Cape Girardeau enrolling in the legal secretarial program. I also completed a real estate course and obtained a Missouri State Realtor's license.

EMPLOYER:

Kenneth W. Friese, Inc. a family owned business since March, 1979. We specialize in livestock transportation.

BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: Kenneth W. Friese, Inc.

PUBLIC OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT; GIVE DATES:

I have never sought public office before, however I have assisted other candidates in their bid for public office.

WEBSITE: www.VoteMaryAnnFriese.org

WHAT MAKES YOU THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR THIS OFFICE?

I possess diverse experience professionally and personally. I have past legal experience in probate law, I have real estate experience, I have worked in a team environment in the corporate world and have successfully managed our own trucking business for the last 33 years. I have the knowledge, skills and hands on experience to fulfill the duties of the Public Administrator. I am an excellent communicator and a people person. I am trustworthy and accountable.

WHY ARE YOU SEEKING THIS SEAT IN SUCH A CROWDED FIELD?

I did not decide to seek this office on a whim. I had actually put it on my bucket list a couple of years ago thinking I would file when the opportunity arose. As I look back at my professional experiences and at some very personal experiences, I know that God has brought me to this point and was saying to me "This is what I have prepared you for, now go do it."

CLOSING REMARKS:

I know in my heart that I'm very qualified for this position. I want the voters of Cape Girardeau County to know that I will serve them faithfully. I can and will provide care, compassion and accountability. I have a very deep personal belief that I have been called to serve in this capacity. We are all directed by our Father in heaven to be our brother's keeper and I'm honored and humbled to serve.

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