Snohomish County Assessor Cindy Portmann has announced that she will run for re-election this fall. Now in her second term as Assessor, Portmann has been recognized for meeting or exceeding the professional standards for measuring real property appraisal performance each year since being elected her first term in 2004.
“I am so proud that the Assessor’s Office has consistently met and exceeded international appraisal performance standards for providing fair and equitable assessments each year,” said Portmann. “I am running for re-election to continue that work to lead the Assessor’s office forward for Snohomish County residents.”
Under Cindy’s leadership, the office has made assessment data readily accessible and focused on educating citizens on their rights and the assessment process. She has continued to work on operational improvements that benefit the public, including reducing a backlog of requests, appeals and applications.
Her office recently implemented electronic filing for personal property tax, added a new sales search tool and mobile application which the public has found to be very helpful.
Cindy is proud that her office has maintained their reputation for excellence in customer service despite budget cuts and staff reductions. In partnership with the County Auditor and County Treasurer, her office implemented the first electronic real estate excise tax or E-REET in Washington State. “The ability of my office to meet the needs of our customer’s and continue to develop best practices in assessing in the midst of repeated budget cuts speaks to my dedicated staff and their support of our goals in providing excellent, professional public service.”
If re-elected, Portmann will further her work in providing fair and equitable assessments, excellence in customer service and improved accessibility to assessment information.
Portmann will kick-off her campaign on April 26th at the Everett Station. For more information about the event or her campaign, please visit www.votecindy.com.