City or town of residence: Parker
Profession: Accounting and tax professional
Campaign website: www.ShenikaCarter.com
Why are you seeking this office?
I'm running for county assessor to restore fiscal responsibility, accountability, community, transparency and service into our local government. I decided to dedicate my life to public service and utilize my skill set to give back to my community. When elected, I plan to promote an open and trusting relationship with the public, local government and members of the business community, which has never been done before.
What makes you the best choice for assessor?
I will work to protect the American Dreams of all citizens in DougCo. My proven leaderships, management and budgeting skills will move this office into a more productive path. Douglas County communities need someone who is not only a proven leader but knows how to resolve conflict with an accurate interpretation of the law, review the facts presented by all parties and use common sense to mediate and resolve the matter.
What are the most important traits or skills for an assessor to possess?
The most important traits and skills that I plan to bring to this office are my attention to detail, ability to maintain transparency, an eye for accuracy and the ability to lead in an effective and efficient way.
What must an effective assessor accomplish?
With over 15 years of experience in leadership, I have the necessary experience to run this office in an effective way. My real-world experience in budgeting, management and employee relations guarantees that the employees of the office are doing things right and efficiently which is what the communities of Douglas County deserves. I plan to introduce the culture of public service that is currently lacking for this office to run more effective. I plan to maintain personal contact, host forums and develop website improvements to enhance the knowledge and image of the assessor's office.
What will your top priority be if elected?
When elected as county assessor I would like to build operational relationships with various state government offices to include the Colorado Secretary of State, Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Developing relationships with these organizations ensures that Douglas County will be properly funded and that any tax revenue that was previously missed can be accounted for accurately.
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