Saturday, September 20, 2014




Advertise with us

Goliad Tax assessor/collector

By Victoria Advocate
Oct. 5, 2012 at 5:05 a.m.
Updated Oct. 6, 2012 at 5:06 a.m.


Editor's Note: To help our readers learn more about the candidates in the Nov. 6 election, we are publishing profiles on candidates in contested races. Early voting begins Oct. 22. Today's candidates are seeking the Goliad County Tax Assessor/Collector's seat.

Name: Michelle D. Garcia

Age: 43

City/county of residence: Goliad

Office Seeking: County Tax Assessor/Collector

Party Affiliation: Republican

Occupation: Bookkeeper for Goliad County Tax Office

Why do you want to serve in the office you are seeking?

So I can continue working with the taxpayers, motor vehicle customers, and voters.

So the office can have a full time tax assessor and someone who will get involved and can help make a difference. So I can bring the office up-to-date and strengthen it, making it a more independent, efficient and community friendly office.

What qualifies you to serve in this office?

I have more than 25 years of bookkeeping experience. Out of those years, I have been working in this office for more than three years as their bookkeeper. I have been working with the tax assessor, county treasurer, county auditor, SARA and GCGCD in improving the way we handle the accounts payable. I have the knowledge and know-how of the tasks needed in the office to serve the customers and to get things done.

If elected, how will you go about serving your constituents?

I will aid in helping to solve all tax issues and stand up for the taxpayer. I will continue to improve on the way accounts payable is handled (electronically) and look into more ways to improve the office so the taxpayer or customer (motor vehicle or voter) can access us.

Is there anything else you would like to discuss concerning your election?

No.

Phone number, address, e-mail or web site where voters can contact you or learn more about you.

If any questions feel free to contract me. Email- garciarm@ymail.com

Phone - 361-220-0635

Address - P.O. Box 377

Goliad, TX 77963

Name: June Bethke

City/County of residence: Goliad

Office Seeking: Tax Assessor-Collector

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Occupation: Retired

Why do you want to serve in the office you are seeking?

I have the dedication and leadership ability to maintain the independence and integrity of the tax assessor - collector office. I have experience managing offices, maintaining financial accountability and prioritizing customer service. I pledge to bring the highest level of service to Goliad County.

I am running because I want to serve the citizens of Goliad County. I believe that I can bring the needed changes to the office.

What qualifies you to serve in this office?

(Answer exceeded word limit, it was cut.)• Elected as Goliad County Treasurer for 11 years - I have an understanding of county policies and procedures; I work well with the commissioners court and other county officials and I have experience in managing all aspects of human resources.

• -Elected to the Goliad ISD School Board for nine years

• -Previous employment experience includes responsibility for collection of patient accounts for Victoria Regional Medical Center, customer service representative for an insurance company and computer laboratory instructor for Region 3 Education Service Center.

If elected, how will you go about serving your constituents?

(Answer exceeded word limit, it was cut.)

• Recognizing that budgets are a factor, I will investigate every opportunity to save taxpayer's money.

• I will be a full-time leader.

• I will attend the Texas Association of Counties' training program for Tax Assessor-Collectors and I will maintain all required continuing education credits.

• I will adhere to the laws of the Texas Property Tax Code and the State of Texas.

• Customer Service is one of my top priorities.

• I will update the voter registration.

Is there anything else you would like to discuss concerning your election?

(Answer exceeded word limit, it was cut.)

I am a long time resident of Goliad County. I have been very active in the community, serving on the Goliad County Historical Commission, the Goliad County Fair Association, and Ander-Weser Volunteer Fire Association and as Lions Club treasurer. I was the ASKM 4-H Club leader for 14 years.

I am an active member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, serving on the church council, as church treasurer for 20 plus years and as the stewardship and finance committee chairperson.

Phone number, address, e-mail or web site where voters can contact you or learn more about you.

Home telephone number: 361-645-2708

Email: junebethke@yahoo.com

SHARE

Comments


THE LATEST

Powered By AdvocateDigitalMedia