City of residence: Sandpoint
Years of residence in Bonner County and Idaho: 59 years
Marital status/family: I am the mother of two grown sons, and I have three grandchildren.
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Public offices held: I have served as Bonner County Assessor since 2003
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Why are you running for public office?
I believe I am the most qualified person to lead the Bonner County Assessor's staff in restoring fair assessments to Bonner County properties. I'm not a politician, but I am a good Assessor. I have the heart of a public servant and I want to continue to serve my community to the best of my ability.
If you are elected, how much time will you spend each week in the office?
During the past three years, I have averaged 45 to 50 hours each week and occasionally work weekends. I plan to continue to work as many hours as necessary to keep abreast of any issues that may need my time and attention.
Describe the top three to five issues you believe are most important, why you consider them most important, and your position on these issues.
What differentiates you from other candidates? Why should people vote for you?
I have 30 years of education and experience in the assessment process, primarily in Bonner County. My staff is made up of dedicated, well-trained professionals who serve the public by being efficient and knowledgeable. If I am re-elected, I will continue to encourage the competent, customer-friendly attitude people presently enjoy when dealing with the Assessor's office.