By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Montana native Kody Farkell is seeking to be elected to a full term as the Pondera County Clerk & Recorder in the November General Election.
Running on the Republican ticket, the 33-year-old was raised in Livingston and graduated from Park High School in 1999. She went on to attend MSU-Bozeman, earning a BS degree in Ag-Business Management in 2003.
During her college years she worked in the accounting field for MSU-Bozeman as well as doing an internship with Northwest Farm Credit Services in Conrad.
Farkell was appointed as Clerk & Recorder in 2013, replacing and filling out the term of Janice Hoppes, who was elected county commissioner.
Prior to that she worked with the Pondera County Conservation District for seven-and-half years. Farkells’ own Golden Triangle Property Services which provides a variety of lawn and small acreage spraying and fertilizing services, as well as snow removal.
She went on to say, “We are also co-owners of Centrol Crop Consulting with Joel’s parents, Jeff and Janice Farkell.”
Farkell tells the I-O “Over the last year I have thoroughly been delighted in serving as Clerk & Recorder. I really like working with the residents of Pondera County and feel my experience in finance and business management make me an asset to the county.”
She relishes working in a challenging environment and handling multiple responsibilities, “a skill I have found to be necessary for the Clerk & Recorder’s office.”
Her strengths are that she is very organized and dedicated and would be honored to continue to serve as Clerk & Recorder.
She is a board member for the Conrad Scholars (formerly Dollars for Scholars), a member of the Conrad FFA Alumni, and a religious education teacher at St. Michaels’s Catholic Church.
In her spare time, Farkell likes to go camping, hiking, read and spendtime with her family.
“I would appreciate your support in running for Pondera County Clerk & Recorder,” she said.