Yavapai County, AZ – Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – Yavapai County Assessor Pam Pearsall this morning declared her candidacy for re-election and turned in more than 1,200 signatures in support of her campaign to the County Clerk. Pearsall has served two terms as Assessor, taking office in 2008.
“Since the day I took office, I have worked hard to bring fairness and professionalism to the Yavapai County Assessor's Office," said Pearsall. "I’m honored to announce my candidacy for re-election in 2016 and you have my commitment - every day I serve, your Assessor's Office will grant no special favors and play no politics when it comes to our tax dollars in Yavapai County."
The only candidate in the race who has been commissioned as a General Certified Appraiser by the Arizona Board of Appraisal, Pearsall has earned the professional qualifications to appraise everything from vacant land to complex commercial properties. Pearsall is also the only candidate in the race who has worked in or run the County Assessor’s Office. With more than 60 employees and a budget of more than $3 million annually, the office requires close oversight and the constant stewardship of tax dollars to ensure the trust of the taxpaying public.
“Every Yavapai resident deserves fair treatment. That’s exactly what I’ve delivered as County Assessor for the past seven-plus years," said Pearsall, a Republican who is a third generation Arizonian. "By guaranteeing that everyone pays their fair share, we ensure that our fire districts, schools, libraries and roads receive all the funds they’re entitled to by law.”
Additionally, Pearsall is the only candidate in the race who holds a Level II appraisal license from the Arizona Department of Revenue and who has professional experience creating mass appraisals and the mathematical models used in a leading-edge Assessor’s Office.
"Professionalism in a County Assessor means standing up for taxpayers while standing up to political pressure and special interests," said Pearsall. "That's exactly what I've done as your Assessor. And that's exactly what I will continue to do for the next four years. This isn't about politics. This is about serving the people of a place I love and that I'm proud to represent."
For more information on Pam Pearsall, please visit www.Pampearsall.com or call 928-713-9910.