Meet the Candidate: Angela Pancrazi Moreno - Yuma County treasurer
The Yuma Sun is spotlighting the candidates ahead of the Nov. 6 general election. Angela Pancrazi Moreno and David Egeberg are the candidates running for Yuma County Treasurer. Egeberg declined to participate in the questionnaire. Check out past editions of Meet the Candidates online at www.YumaSun.com/Elections.
Name: Angela Pancrazi Moreno
Office running for: Yuma County treasurer
Family: Husband Moses, daughter Madison, son Michael
Education: Yuma High School, B.A. in economics from San Diego State University, Arizona and California teaching certifications
Employment: M & M General Contracting, Inc.
To what organizations do you belong? Yuma County Planning and Zoning Commission, Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation, Southwest Contractors Association, Alice Byrne PTO
What in your past experiences helps qualify you for this seat? Making wise investment decisions is based on understanding the economy as a whole. My qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in economics, as well as 10 years' experience in the mortgage industry, which allowed me to clearly understand property taxes and banking practices. I believe these qualities are key in protecting Yuma's funds. I coordinated the sales and marketing of the southeast region for Taylor Made Golf Company, which led the company to record profits. I also own and manage a successful local business while hiring and keeping employees over the last four years.
If elected, what is the one issue on which you would focus to improve Yuma's quality of life? How? In order to improve quality of life we have to generate economic stability. Families and business owners need to be well informed by local representation. I will build confidence through community outreach empowering citizens to make decisions supporting this ideal.
What do you think is the biggest challenge right now facing Yumans, and how would you change it? Unemployment is the biggest challenge right now in Yuma. I plan to work with the public and private sector on buying and spending locally. I can assist in strengthening our economy's job base by keeping the community updated to help Yuma County have the tools necessary to grow and prosper.
What would you do to make government more accessible? As your treasurer, I will maintain consistent communication with constituents and make the office more efficient and user-friendly. I will bring accountability and offer assistance and direction on a full-time basis.
Who is your personal hero, and why? My entire family inspires me every day as a wife, a mother and fellow Yuman. One piece of advice that I live by, my father, Mike Pancrazi, told me was to always give 110 percent in everything I do.