Fisher seeks Tax Assessor Collector seat

Published 9:41 am Wednesday, January 20, 2016

By Karen Fisher

My name is Karen Fisher and I want to thank you for considering me to be your next Tax Assessor Collector. I am married to Joe Fisher. We have eight children and 14 grandchildren. I attend Friendship Bible Baptist Church in Vidor, and have lived in Orange County for the past 42 years. I served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Orange Chapter of the American Red Cross and I was also an Ambassador for the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce. I have worked in the Tax Office for 23 years. I was appointed the supervisor/office manager for the last 15 years in the Vidor office. I appreciate the confidence Mrs. Gunstream placed in me. As a supervisor I am required to do the daily and monthly reporting and balancing of all money collected. I handle customers on a daily basis. I am looking forward to bringing unity within the offices and the community. During my 23 years of service to the county of Orange I continue to work with property taxes and motor vehicle. It takes an active participation in both areas of the Tax Office to run a successful office. When elected I will strive to stay up to date on all motor vehicle laws as well as continuing to study all areas of property taxes. Although a PCC is not required I am proud to say my hard work and diligence and my degree from Lamar University in accounting will earn me a PCC certification within a few months after being elected. It is because of the love of my job and my appreciation for the people of Orange County that drives me to learn as much as possible. When elected my goal is to create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Even though paying taxes, titling vehicles, and dealing with the vehicle registrations are sometimes tedious I hope to make our offices a place people enjoy coming to and being greeted with friendly employees. Ms. Gunstream is leaving behind a good group of professional women. She will be a hard person to replace and will be deeply missed. I am looking forward to continuing her leadership qualities. I am asking for your vote and would deeply appreciate your support in the upcoming Primary Election March 1, 2016. Early voting is Feb 16-26. I may be contacted at 409-769-4833. Thank you and God Bless.