Why Chris Stavros is qualified to run for Salt Lake County Assessor
Most of you probably know by now that our current Salt Lake County Assessor, Kevin Jacobs has decided to retire and not seek reelection. I’ve had the honor and privilege to serve as Kevin’s Chief Deputy the last three years, he has done an outstanding job as Assessor and his leadership will be greatly missed. As conservatives, Kevin’s record is one that we can all be proud of, I want to ensure that legacy of conservative leadership continues in the Assessor’s office.
I’m deeply honored that Kevin has endorsed my campaign and pledged his full support. In the coming weeks and months, it is my hope that I can earn the same trust and support from each of you as our Party’s Nominee.
During my time as Chief Deputy and as the Residential Division Director, I worked side by side with Kevin learning what it takes to effectively lead the Assessor’s Office. Together, we have implemented a number of successful programs and made substantive and positive changes for the Assessor’s Office. We have made the office more efficient, more transparent, improved our customer service to the public, and always stayed under budget. As conservatives who believe in being fiscally responsible, our objective is to run the office efficiently while always protecting and respecting taxpayer dollars.
During the span of my 26 year career in the Assessor’s Office, I have held numerous critical positions and leadership roles. Serving the office in various different capacities has given me a wealth of experience and knowledge to bring to the office and prepare me for the responsibilities and challenges of being Salt Lake County Assessor. Learning from Kevin has been an awesome experience and a wonderful career opportunity for me.
While I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish, I know there is still much more to be done. My experience will allow me to hit the ground running. I won’t require any on the job training. Being an effective Assessor requires so much more than just being an appraiser. The job involves coordinating with the Mayor and County Council, representing the office during the annual legislative session, interfacing with the Utah State Tax Commission, managing 105 employees and 3 different divisions all of which I have significant experience doing on a daily basis. I have the Proven Leadership, Integrity, Experience and the passion to be the next Salt Lake County Assessor.