Democrats Linda Lee, Vicky Miller and Teresa Phillips are running in the Aug. 14 primary to be Tax Collector for Bradford County. 

Since there are no Republican or independents in the race, this will be an universal primary -- all voters can cast ballots in the race -- and the winner will assume the office for the next four years.

Scroll down and read about the candidates.

Linda Lee

AGE:  53

FAMILY:

OCCUPATION:  Administrative assistant to the Bradford County Tax Collector

EDUCATION:  Graduated from Hilliard High School

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  First-time politician

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. Saving Tax Payers Money
  2. Extending the Office Hours
  3. Enhancing the services


HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?

  • "I can continue to perform most of my present duties and after promotions there would be a vacant position that I would not fill and could save the tax Payers money"


WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

  • "A more efficient office"


CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: Lindalee4TtaxCollector.com

Vicky Miller

AGE:  54

FAMILY:  Husband: Otha Miller for 35 years; 1 daughter, Nichole Borgner; 2 grandchildren (Alana and Jason Borgner)

OCCUPATION:  Assistant branch manager at Clay County Tax Collectors Office in Orange Park

EDUCATION:  Graduated Bradford High School, 1976; certified Florida Tax Collector Assistant, 1994

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  Ran for same office in 2004

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. Cross-training all employees.
  2. Accepting credit and debit cards in all offices in order to provide convience for customers.
  3. Professional and courteous service.


HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?

  • "I feel that working in a bigger county I can bring a lot of updates and improvements to bring the office into the 21st century."


WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

  • "As being one of the most professional and courteous offices in the state of Florida."


FACEBOOK:  Vicky Thompson Miller for Tax Collector


Teresa Phillips

AGE:  50

FAMILY:  Married to Harvey Joe Phillips; 3 daughters: Georgia Reddish, Monica Jo Reddish Ames and Harli Phillips

OCCUPATION:  Tax director and supervisor in the Bradford County Tax Collector's Office.

EDUCATION:  Bradford High School

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  First-time running for an office; father was on the school board and county commissioner

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  • "As Tax Collector, Our top issues in the office would be to have courteous, knowledge and efficient employees. This is the kind of employee that I have always tried to be."


HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?

  • "I have worked in this office since October 1979 and I have the knowledge to do any job that needs to been done. As Tax Director, I am responsible for a 16 million dollar tax roll and the distribution of all monies collected. I can back up any one person in our office at any job."


WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

  • "I hope that after serving as Tax Collector that the people of Bradford County would be happy to say that I was there Tax Collector."


FACEBOOK   TeresaGaskinsPhillips