Christine Hoferer announced her plan to file for county commissioner in Mineral County in the upcoming 2018 election. Hoferer will be retiring after serving five consecutive terms as the county recorder-auditor where she has been employed in that office since 1986.

In a statement she says, “I have been approached by numerous citizens encouraging me to file for commissioner once I retire from the recorder-auditor’s office. I totally appreciated the comments and confidence people passed on to me, but really didn’t consider it until the past month or so. Some expressed their concerns that our local government will be having at least three newly elected officials and the seat opening on the board (currently held by Jerrie Tipton who will be termed-out) needs to be filled by a qualified, competent individual who can step right in with the understanding of the policies, procedures and functions of our Mineral County government.”

Hoferer’s long history of public service began 32 years ago in Mineral County. During her tenure she has served as President and Vice President of the County Fiscal Officers Association (CFOA) and also served on the audit committee. She currently serves on the CFOA Board of Directors as well as the nominating committee. She is a member of the Recorders Association of Nevada and has frequently attended training and conferences with the Nevada Association of Counties (NACO). She is the county’s liaison for the Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool, the Public Agency Compensation Trust and the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). She has represented Mineral County on the negotiating team for union negotiations and also assists enforcing employee contracts and the county’s personnel policies. She is also the Budget Officer – preparing and presenting the financial status of the County to the Board of Commissioners for the past 20 years. She currently serves as the County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer (EEO) and the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Coordinator.

“I never would have imagined myself here 32 years ago, but looking back I have had the opportunity to work with so many previous board members, elected officials and department heads in Mineral County. There have been good days and yes, some not so good.

Those of you who know me can attest that I’m a strong person who comes to work knowing that I am here for a reason – to serve the citizens of our County – and to serve you all with my sense of honesty, integrity and ethics. So, after discussing this with my family and some close friends, I have decided this is a good thing! In my current position, I wear a lot of “hats” (so to speak) and feel confident in my abilities and experience to be a contributing member of the Board of Commissioners. It’s time to take my experience to the next level, continue my public service and hopefully ensure a smooth transition into the next four years for Mineral County. I’ve seen some good things happen for the County over my years here and some areas that can certainly stand some improvement and I would love to be a part of that.”

Christine has been married to Robert Hoferer, Jr. for 24 years. Her husband also served our community in law enforcement for 22 years. Together they have raised four wonderful children: Adam, Andrew, Schyler and Breanna and have seven beautiful grandchildren.