Campaign 2012 : County Tax Assessor Collector

There has been one person in charge of the Tax Assessor Collector office for more than a decade and this Tuesday one man hopes to change that.

Newschannel 6 sat down with the candidates running for the office and each one is confident they are the person for the job.

You can see their campaign signs all over town, but only one can win the election and both say they have their lists to make the office better, more innovative and more efficient.

Lou Murdock said she has work hard for the past 16 years. "We haven't laid anybody off or let anybody go, we just failed to refill the positions as people left." Murdock added, "I think that's one of the most important things because we've managed to keep our budget very low."

Murdock will continue to save you money. "We do our best to save the tax payers as mush as possible."

Murdock's challenger, Tommy Symth who has worked in law enforcement for nearly 24 years, is focused on customer service.

"There needs to be a more of an effort on trying to get the public ready for what they need to take care of business at the Tax Assessor office."

Smyth said he will also save you money. "It's not at any expense to the tax payer. We can be more creative on the inside, and create a help desk. Customers come in, and if there is an issue with their paperwork or with what they do need, you can catch that."

Both candidates want your vote.

Natalie Garcia,  Newschannel 6