Essex County Treasurer, B. A. “Penny” Davis has announced she will seek re-election in the November 7 General Election.
Davis is a 23-year veteran of the treasurer’s office having served as deputy treasurer from 2000-2012 and has been treasurer since 2013.
She was appointed to the position in 2013 following the retirement of then-treasurer Anne L. Taylor. She was unopposed in a 2013 election to complete Taylor’s two-year term and was subsequently unopposed in reelection bids in 2015 and 2019.
“I am excited to seek re-election for another four-year term,” Davis said. “I, along with my staff, take pride in serving the citizens of Essex County. I am dedicated to serving all fairly and want the citizens to know my door is always open. It is a genuine pleasure to serve each and every one.”
Davis noted that several changes have taken place in the treasurer’s office during her tenure with the most recent being the implementation of new computer software.
“It was quite an undertaking experience, but we gracefully worked through it,” she said.
A lifelong Essex County resident and a product of the Essex School System, Davis has been married for 36 years and resides in Dunnsville with her husband Mark and her kitties, Miss Tibbs and Miss Ellie.