CANDIDATE SUBMISSION

Scot Kersgaard

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MY NAME IS:
Scot Kersgaard

I AM A CANDIDATE FOR:
Assessor

MY PARTY AFFILIATION:
Democrat

I AM:
The incumbent

I SERVE/WILL SERVE:
Jefferson County

I AM RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE BECAUSE:
I ran four years ago because I thought the office needed improvement. I am running again to continue this work. Prior to my election, the Jeffco Assessor website (Jeffco.us/assessor) was among the worst of all 64 counties in Colorado. Today it is among the best.

An average of 5% of property owners appealed their values each year, the highest percentage of all major metro counties. Today, about 3% appeal, a sign that we are doing a better job and that people have more confidence in our work.

During my first term, we invested in the technology needed to modernize the office and make it more efficient and to improve customers' online experience. We have invested more in staff training than at any time in the best. Even with that, we are spending fewer taxpayer dollars to run the office than my predecessor spent 4, 5, 6 years ago to do the same work.

We have returned nearly $600,000 of your dollars to the general fund over the past 3 years.

There is nothing partisan about the job.

I'm a Democrat at home but when I walk in the door at work I am a technocrat. The assessor has no control over property taxes, which are set by the Legislature and by the taxing authorities. We are required by state law to use market data to value properties as accurately as possible based on what they are worth on June 30 of every even-numbered year. We do that, and do it well. We are audited by the state every year to ensure that we do our job correctly and without bias. This year's audit can be found on our website.

It has been an honor to serve, and I would love to be your County Assessor for a second term. Thank you.

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OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:
https://kersgaardforjeffco.com/

FACEBOOK PROFILE:
https://www.facebook.com/scotkersgaardforassessor

LinkedIn PROFILE:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/scot-kersgaard

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