Putnam County Property Appraiser

Published On: Oct 20 2012 10:03:07 PM EDT

Incumbent Putnam County Property Appraiser Tim Parker, a Republican, is being challenged by independent Buddy Goddard in the General Election.

Buddy Goddard


PARTY:  No party affiliation

FAMILY:  Wife, Shawn Dale Goddard, and 3 children: Thomas, Theresa and Myranda

EDUCATION:  Graduated high school in 1974; Certified Florida Evaluator

OCCUPATION:  Field appraiser at Putnam County Property Appraiser's Office until resigning to run for office; formerly owned contacting business

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  BuddyGForPropertyAppraiser.com

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Candidate information provided to Putnam County Supervisor of Election

Tim Parker


PARTY:  Republican

AGE:  51

FAMILY:  Married for 24 years to former Melanie Wetherington; children: Lauren (21), Brooke, (20), and Seth (16)

OCCUPATION:  Current Putnam County Property Appraiser

EDUCATION:  Bachelor of Business Administration, Stetson University; major in Finance

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  "I am seeking my second term as Property Appraiser, The first term I ran unopposed."

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

  1. "Qualifications: A Property Appraiser for any county should have a State-Certified Appraiser's License, in order to uphold credibility. A Property Appraiser's abilities has such an important influence on a county's budget, that a holder of this office should have a college degree in an area related to their responsibilities.In addition, with 5 of the 11 amendments on the November ballot relating to Property Issues, the Property Appraiser should be knowledgeable and willing to clearly explain the impact these amendments have on the citizens of the county.
  2. "Experience: An extensive background appraising property in this changing economy is crucial to this position. My years of experience have led me to cultivate a strong working relationship between this office, the community, and the Realtor's Association. Multiple Continuing Education courses have allowed me greater expertise in the field of appraising. These skills have led me to achieve the position of District 5 Director for the Property Appraiser Association of Florida. I am also a member of the Certified Florida Appraiser Admissions Certification Committee.
  3. "Service: An elected public servant should contribute to the local community both professionally and privately: I have served (and am still serving) my community in the following areas: Palatka Police Officer's Pension Board, Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, Boy Scouts of America, United Way of Putnam County, Putnam County Federal Credit Union, Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (SHIP), Past President - Kiwanis Club of the Azalea City, Coach for Putnam County Recreation Department, Sunday School Director, Deacon, Committee member of First Baptist Church, Palatka, and 3 Galloneer Blood Donor."


HOW CAN YOU HELP VOTERS IN A WAY THAT THE OTHERS RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE CANNOT?

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


CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  "In lieu of a campaign website, please visit www.putnamappraiser.com to learn more about me and my office."
FACEBOOK:  Tim Parker for Property Appraiser