Josh Frost announced today that he will be seeking the position of Drew County Collector, in the May Democratic Primary.
Currently, the Drew County Sheriff and Collector position has been a combined position, held by the sheriff. However, legislation passed in 2011 separates the offices in Drew County into two different entities, requiring two different elected officials.
Frost, a native of Monticello, is a graduate of Monticello High School, and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
Frost has been employed in both the public and private sector, including over five years of combined service with the Drew County Government and the State of Arkansas. He brings to the table numerous years of experience and extensive training in a variety of areas with both agencies, according to his campaign announcement.
In addition, Frost has had training through the State of Arkansas Administrative training program, in Teamwork, Management, Fiscal Responsibility, Human Resources, and Financial Accounting. He also has experience in working with Quorum Courts on budgeting, financial reports, and other county financial and personnel matters, according to the announcement.
“The County Collector is a key component in the operation of our County Government,” Frost said. “It is crucial that this office be run by someone who is willing to work earnestly to collect current and delinquent taxes. The tax dollars which come into the county are essential to the operation of our schools, library, construction and maintenance of our county roads, as well as the general day-to-day operation of the county offices. It is imperative that this office be held by someone who is competent and willing to work nonstop to help ensure that revenues are collected, and that our county continues to run in the black.”
Frost said he grew up in politics having been taught first-hand what it means to be a public servant, and how important it is to work for the people of this county.
“I feel that my roots in the community and my extensive knowledge, training and experience, will allow me to do the best job possible for the people of Drew County as their next Collector,” he said. “I promise that I will work diligently to serve the people in the most honorable way possible, and that I will strive daily to put their needs before anything else.”
Frost is married to Angie Frost, a Monticello accountant. They have three children who attend Monticello schools.Frost and his family are members of Pauline Baptist Church.
“I have always strived to do what was right and best for this community in every aspect in which I was involved,” Frost said. “I will do no less in the position of Collector, and I ask that the people of Monticello and Drew County entrust me with this responsibility, and vote for me in the May Democratic primary. I would greatly appreciate your vote and support.”