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The county assessor determines the values of Larimer County properties for tax purposes. The current assessor, Steve Miller, is term-limited — the county assessor can serve three consecutive four-year terms.
Bob Overbeck says: "the office of Assessor is more than just valuing homes. It’s about ensuring everyone gets a fair shake. We have to ensure evaluations are done right the first time."
Bob says that he will ensure that property valuations are done right the first time, no one pays more than their fair share, and the office of assessor upholds the level of transparency and accountability that taxpayers deserve.
He believes affordable housing is important, and "maybe the assessor is an area we can look at."
Overbeck has served on the Fort Collins City Council since April 2013, and if elected, he would have to resign toward the end of the second year of his four-year term.
He has been licensed as a commodity trading adviser by the National Futures Association since 1982.
Overbeck has worked with financial and agricultural commodities, which he said cites as qualifications for the assessor seat.
His previous experience includes working with institutional investors as well as memberships on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade and the Minneapolis Grain Exchange.
Overbeck also points to experience on various boards and commissioners while serving on the Fort Collins City Council, including as chairman of the Poudre Heritage Alliance.
He is endorsed by:
Alexis Smith is currently the Chief Deputy Assessor of Larimer County; she has been in the chief deputy role since 2010.
According to her website, Alexis has:
"I look forward to serving as your Larimer County assessor. I know the complexity of Colorado property tax law. Northern Colorado has seen incredible growth. I have always encouraged property owners to ask questions and worked hard to make it easy for them to get good answers."