Why I am Running
I am the only candidate qualified to be Assessor of Alameda County. This is why I have the current Assessor's support and endorsement for the very important position. We have the sole responsibility with assessing and managing over $300 billion in assessments in Alameda County. With 26 years experience in the Alameda County Assessor’s office, I’m uniquely qualified to continue the proficient, cost efficient administration of your Assessor’s Office.
My opponent has no assessment administration experience and, contrary to his statements, very limited interaction with our office and only involving his family members properties.
I PLEDGE to provide you with the lowest taxes legally allowed. I will keep politics and financial influence out of the office. My multi-millionaire opponent wants to buy his way into his first office.
As Chief of the Assessment Services Division for the last 10 years, my job has provided experience in operating under budget, effectively resolving personnel matters and addressing assessment legal issues. My leadership of 176 employees will focus on efficiency, productivity, accountability, and transparency. I hold a California Appraiser Certification which is required of the position.
I will successfully manage the department’s $27 million budget, confident that I can continue the tradition of being reliably under budget while successfully surrendering a timely assessment roll each year.
I pledge to maintain fair and equitable assessments, and to continue our exceptional public service. I will provide the maximum benefits afforded by Proposition 13, independently and proactively reduce assessed values in market decline years, and support higher homeowner’s exemption benefits resulting in lower taxes.
My results-orientated philosophy will be focused on the office and the duties of the Assessor, which includes assisting low-income housing projects and revenue projections for Cities, not providing political favors for supporters. I will continue the current policies that have led to the outstanding average assessment rating of 99.84% in the most recent State Board of Equalization’s survey of our office.
Our office has invested wisely in IT enhancements and I have led the team in modernizing our office for the last 2 decades. Our award-winning project has provided me with working knowledge of every aspect of the office. We will soon complete our document scanning project and I plan to invest in kiosks to serve taxpayers in field offices throughout the County.
Full Time Job:
I do not take this job lightly. Running this department is a demanding job that requires an experienced Assessor that is willing to be full time and be available for the many after hour engagements with taxpayers and community groups. I will be dedicated solely to this job because that is what the job requires.
I respectfully ask for your vote for Assessor of Alameda County on November 6th.