Lilliston, Accomack County treasurer, files for re-election

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Accomack County Treasurer James Lilliston

Accomack County Treasurer James A. Lilliston has announced he will seek re-election for the office of treasurer of Accomack County in the Nov. 7 election. 

Lilliston has worked in the treasurer’s office since May 2005 and won his first election in November 2019. 

Lilliston said he is grateful for the residents of Accomack County and their support and kind words of encouragement during his first term. 

“It is a great feeling when people visit the office and say, ‘Keep up the good work.’ It is certainly a team effort and I do not do it by myself,” he said.

Lilliston said personal property and real estate collections have been positive since his term began and he looks to continue to improve on those efforts. 

Lilliston said he is “thankful to the staff of the treasurer’s office for all their efforts and all the various departments for being a great resource.”

Lilliston said his office faced several challenges during his term but “nothing could have prepared us for COVID. It revealed to us changes we had to make regarding not only our office procedures but to the continuity of government.”  

Lilliston said he had the opportunity to assist with the Continuity of Operations Plan to ensure the county is as prepared as possible in the event of a crisis or natural disaster.

“Certain services must go on if a natural disaster or crisis occurs,” he said. 

Lilliston said he is proud that three of the six employees in his office are certified and accredited through the Treasurer’s Association.  

While not mandatory, certification means “we are practicing all the best policies that govern us under the Code of Virginia. It is time-consuming, especially with the regular duties the staff are responsible for, but staff is working to get it done.”

Lilliston serves on the board at Burton’s Chapel as one of the finance chairs. He is also a board member of the United Way of the Eastern Shore.

“I ask for your support and vote on Nov. 7 as I run for office again as your treasurer of Accomack County.”

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