PK Kaiser, candidate for Arapahoe County assessor


Party: Democratic

City or town of residence: Aurora

Profession: Real estate, finance

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Why are you seeking this office?

What motivates me to serve as your county assessor is the opportunity to improve the fairness, accountability, efficiency and transparency of assessments and services to the Arapahoe County taxpayers about their real estate and personal business properties.

What makes you the best choice for assessor?

I have an MBA in finance and a master's in accounting. I have been a real estate broker for about 13 years and ran a real estate brokerage company. I have worked for agencies like the Department of Revenue, School of Mines, City & County of Denver and Community Colleges system and US Postal Service. I am an active political worker and I am well known and respected by communities across the county.

What are the most important traits or skills for an assessor to possess?

An assessor must know the nature of real estate and must be of and for the public. The assessor should know the state of technology available to aid and boost the assessments and services to the taxpayers. The assessor must know the methodology of mass assessments of real estate and business personal properties.

What must an effective assessor accomplish?

The assessor and assessor's office must be transparent, accountable and fair. The assessor must be efficient and have a high level of integrity. The assessor must have a sense of sympathy and deep understanding of the socio-economic situation of the different communities. The assessor must be elected by the voters and shall not be appointed.

What will your top priority be if elected?

I will bring the data-driven mindset to the assessor's office. I will be making good use of technology and will improve the online contents which provide detailed information to property owners. The assessor's office staff will be trained and cross trained for the best delivery to the taxpayers. I will bring every eligible taxpayer into the tax net so everyone pays their fair share of taxes.


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