FARMINGTON – Curtis Koch announced his run for the Davis County Clerk/Auditor post on Friday.
The Chief Deputy of Audit/Finance in the Clerk/Auditor’s office, is hoping to replace Steve Rawlings, who has decided to retire.
Rawlings has served as the Clerk/Auditor for the last 16 years.
“I am excited to continue moving Davis County forward in the areas of responsible financial accountability and government transparency,” Koch said.
As Chief Deputy, Koch has had direct oversight of the finance, audit, purchasing and budget processes in the county, a press release said.
“There is no other person better suited for the office,” Rawlings said. “Over the past 10 years, I have watched Curtis perform in a variety of capacities. He has the ability to bring people together while working through challenging issues. His integrity is unmatched.”
Prior to joining the Clerk/Auditor’s office, Koch was Assistant Director of the Legacy Events Center. He had primary responsibility for the Davis County Fair, which grew significantly during his years there. In addition, he brought many new events to the Events Center.
Educationally, Koch holds an MBA from Weber State University and completed his undergraduate work in business administration from Utah State University. He received his Certified Government Financial Manager from the Association of Governmental Accountants.
Koch also graduated from the Advanced Government Finance Institute at the University of Wisconsin.
He and his wife, Rachelle, are the parents of five children and live in Layton.
In his spare time, Koch enjoys skiing, hiking, any outdoor activity with his family.
Rawlings has served in many financial capacities prior to his election as Clerk/Auditor
He was the county’s Director of Finance from 1990 to 1998. Prior to that, he held various financial leadership positions, including with one of the nation’s largest farm implement manufacturers. He was also involved in a local retail family business.
As Clerk/Auditor, Rawlings implemented the first electronic voting system of any county in the state.
He and his wife, Jenell, have three children and 13 grandchildren and live in North Salt Lake.