I would like to encourage Benton County residents to vote for Mary Phillips as assessor. When Mary first came to work for Benton County in 2001, I was in the assessor's office and we often worked together to resolve property boundary discrepancies in the county's mapping data. In 2002, Mary hired me to work with her in the newly-formed GIS department, and since then I have come to respect her as my supervisor and as my friend.
Mary is a person who cares very much about doing the best job possible and about providing the very best customer service possible. From providing hands-on training workshops to other employees, to giving presentations as the president of a local GIS users group, Mary has always worked to help make sure that others have the tools they need to do the very best in their jobs.
Having worked very closely with her for more than a decade, I have no doubts that Mary is the most qualified candidate for this position. I urge you to vote for Mary Phillips for Benton County assessor.
FLORINDA PAEZ, Prosser