Serving four years in the Marine Corps instilled in me how important quality leadership is to the success of the mission.
Having worked with Tony Hillerman for nearly eight years, I can tell you that he possesses not only the experience and qualifications to be the next Benton County Assessor, but also the leadership traits crucial to managing the office proficiently and efficiently.
Tony has worked in the Benton County Assessor's Office for almost 22 years. Tony is the supervisor of the commercial department, where he oversees the valuation of all commercial properties of all types and sizes within the county. Due to his experience and knowledge in following our market trends, Tony's commercial department has been continuously rated with excellent valuation ratios by the Washington State Department of Revenue.
Tony understands the importance of valuing all property fairly and equitably; to ensure that the taxes budgeted for county and city services are distributed fairly and equitably among all properties, whether residential, agricultural or commercial.
With the current assessor, Barb Wagner's, endorsement, Tony will continue to provide the excellent leadership that has led this assessor's office to be among the best in the entire state.
JIM BABCOCK, Kennewick