VanSteenberg Seeks Fourth Term as Jefferson County Treasurer

James VanSteenbergBROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Jefferson County Treasurer James “Moon” VanSteenberg has officially announced that he will be seeking a fourth term.

VanSteenberg, a Republican, will appear on the ballot in the May 16 primary.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your Jefferson County Treasurer for the last 11 years, and I humbly ask the voters for their support and vote as I seek a fourth term” VanSteenberg stated.

During his tenure as County Treasurer, VanSteenberg has worked hard at reducing his office costs whenever possible, thus saving the taxpayers money.  He has worked to upgrade his computer systems and programs to better serve the county residents. The latest of which is an online dog license system through which residents can purchase a dog license from their home computer, saving office time for data entry.

VanSteenberg is also responsible for investing county funds, which he takes very seriously.  

“I have worked very hard to keep county funds invested safely, and at the highest interest rates possible which in turn provides the highest return for our residents.”

VanSteenberg explained, “With the last eight years’ downturn in the local economy, I am more mindful of the importance of my office, and I take my fiduciary responsibilities as a steward of our tax dollars very seriously.”

VanSteenberg still believes, with this economy, a consistent and steady approach is needed to manage the treasurer’s office in the future. He will continue to look for ways to reduce costs in his office while working with the commissioners to balance the overall financial needs of Jefferson County.

During VanSteenberg’s time in office, there have been many changes in the Small Games of Chance laws. VanSteenberg has been active with multiple county organizations to help educate them with these changes. This has included sponsoring a seminar in conjunction with the LCE for training the county’s license holders on compliance issues.

As county treasurer, VanSteenberg has been actively involved in the Pennsylvania Treasurer’s Association. He currently serves on the executive board and on the Antlerless Deer committee as vice chair.

He is responsible for offering suggestions/ideas relating to hunting license procedures. While serving as chairmen of this committee, VanSteenberg has traveled to Harrisburg to testify at the game commission’s quarterly meetings about the PALS License System, has met with representatives’ from the game commission, and helped solve issues with the PAL’s License system.

He has also met with members and committees from both bodies of legislature to work for the Antlerless License process to remain with the treasurers.

This keeps much needed revenue within the counties and keeps a level of integrity and service for the hunters that can’t be duplicated any other way. VanSteenberg maintains members in several community and fraternal organizations including county chairman for Hunters Sharing the Harvest, the Brookville Lions Club, the Brookville Eagles, the Brookville Fireman’s Club, Hobah Lodge #276, and Jefferson Chapter #225 Royal Arch Masons of Brookville.

He is also a member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau, is a lifetime member of the Coudersport Consistory AASR, Sigel Sportsman’s Club, the National Rifle Association, and belongs to the Penn State Alumni Association.

Also, VanSteenberg still operates his businesses on a part time basis, Moon’s Meats and Moon’s Meats Concessions.

He and his family are active members of Grace Lutheran Church in Brookville.

He currently resides in Baxter with his wife Barb, daughter Danielle who is currently attending Penn State DuBois, and their dog Bear.


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