Marion County Property Appraiser Office
Our office is one of the most fiscally efficient offices in the state, producing one of the most accurate tax rolls at a very low cost per parcel. We have an excellent team and provide some of the best customer service available in county government.
I believe in our office and the team we have and I will move forward with that team. I am a firm believer in education and cross training and I will provide additional educational opportunities for all of our employees, additional training for those that need it, and cross training throughout the office to better serve the people of Marion County.
Tangible Personal Property
The cost of assessing and collecting on a tangible personal property (TPP) account can easily exceed the revenue received, especially for the majority of local small business. I believe that the communication and utility companies should be centrally assessed like the railroads instead of individually by each county and that the rest of TPP be reduced to only large corporations/companies with local assets in excess of $100,000.
I will push for legislation in Tallahassee to make these changes.
Currently the senior exemption is only available in Belleview and McIntosh. I believe this is a disservice to our fixed and low income seniors and that this exemption should be available county wide. It would necessitate an increase in the millages to compensate for the loss of revenue, but it would shift some of the tax burden currently on our seniors away from them and towards those that are better able to pay.
I am a life long Republican and stand for God, Country, and Family. I am Roman Catholic and attend Mass with my family every week and I am very involved with my church. I am a patriot and served our great country in the United States Air Force. I am a family man with a wife, four children, and a dog. I believe in strong families and I am pro-life. I believe in our Constitution and the Bill of Rights, I am a gun owner and a life member of the NRA. I believe in prayer, the pledge of allegiance, and the Stars and Stripes that represents this great republic of ours. May she fly forever and may God bless America forever.