One of the most important votes you will make is for the assessor’s race. The assessor determines the value on your property, which determines the property tax you pay. The choice is very clear this year in Benton County. Bill Spencer is a certified real estate appraiser, owns a six-person appraisal firm and was the senior commercial appraiser in the Franklin County Assessor’s Office for several years. He is well qualified for the position he is running for. He also has the demeanor and leadership skills needed.
His opponent has no appraisal experience whatsoever. At the Mainstream Republican Debate recently, it was very obvious that she does not have a basic understanding of the real estate appraisal concept. I do not understand why she would want to run for an office that she has no concept of the process she will be overseeing. Only in politics can someone get away with such a thing.
What concerns me the most is why some of our elected officials are endorsing her. Such as Jerome Delvin, Jim Beaver, Andy Miller, Larry Haler, Kim Wyman, etc. What are their motives for doing so? Please join me in voting Bill Spencer for assessor.
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