Governmental experience

May 27, 2014 

An election is a job interview with the voters of Madera County. They have a right to know who has more experience, who is more qualified, and who will best represent them as county assessor. The position requires a fine understanding of municipal finance, a proven record of serving the public, and the integrity to be fair and impartial. Based on these qualities, I believe I am best choice as Madera County's next assessor.

As a three term Madera city council member and a former mayor of Madera, I know the importance of protecting taxpayer dollars and balancing a $60 million budget. I will use this experience as your next assessor to ensure assessments are fair and continue to find vital services in our county.

One of my goals will be to upgrade the technology in the assessor's office to make it easier to electronically file Business Property Statements and process Assessment Appeals. I support the current effort to secure grants to offset as much of the cost as possible and will work closely with the Board of Supervisors to find this improvement.

The staff at the assessor's office also needs to be cross-trained to allow for flexibility in serving the public both on the phone and in person. I firmly believe the assessor's office needs to provide excellent customer service to the residents of Madera County and those who do business here.

My entire career, as a Licensed Financial Advisor and an elected official, has been dedicated to earning the trust of the people I serve. I will bring that commitment to service, and my experience, as the next county assessor.

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