Robert H. "Bob" Copier has announced his candidacy for Salt Lake County treasurer.

Copier, a Republican, said he is a Salt Lake native who has consulted with state and local governments for the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche. A CPA and lawyer, Copier said he has also been a local government chief administrator and budget officer, Utah Holiday magazine editor and local government reporter for the Deseret News.Copier said he believes incumbent Treasurer Art Monson has been in office too long. "Twenty years is too long for any treasurer to stay in power."

Copier said his candidacy is endorsed by the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.