Democrat Linda Myers and Republican Brad Purcell survived primary challenges and will face off in the General Election for tax collector of Putnam County.
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FAMILY: Husband, Vernon Myers; 6 children; 9 grandchildren
OCCUPATION: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
EDUCATION: B.S., University of Florida, M.A. C., University of Florida
POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Putnam County commissioner, District 2 (1998-2006)
WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?
- "Service to the consumer for the various licensing and revenue collections in an excellent and timely manner with professional and respectful personnel.
- "Operational decisions that will result in a better use of the Fee Revenue the Tax Collector receives for services; so that, we can continue the process of returning excess revenues to the Putnam County Commission.
- "Working with new procedures and policies to implement the needed changes resulting from the re-write of Chapter 197 by the Florida Legislature."
HOW CAN YOU HELP VOTERS IN A WAY THAT OTHERS RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE CANNOT?
- "My experience in efficient operations of a business (Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins) in Putnam County has exposed me to the success of effective leadership and great service. As a CPA in private practice for the past 18 years, I bring a depth of knowledge for accounting for each and every dollar accurately as well as prudent investment experience; both skills are essential to work with tax payer dollars. Serving the entire county as a Commissioner brings an understanding and appreciation of the different communities and people."
WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?
- "Putnam County Taxpayers interact with the Tax Collector's office at least annually for the most part and sometimes more often; I hope there experience with this office, that serves them, will be professional and knowledgeable, use their time wisely and all interactions will be honest and respectful."
CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: LindaMyersforTaxCollector.com
CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: BradPurcell.com
This candidate has not responded to the WJXT/News4Jax.com questionnaire and has provided no personal information to the Putnam County Supervisor of Elections.