Candidates for Victoria County Tax Assessor-Collector ready for upcoming runoff election

Candidates for Victoria County Tax Assessor-Collector ready for upcoming runoff election

VICTORIA, Texas –  The candidates for the Victoria County Tax Assessor-Collector have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic by going door-to-door and utilizing social media. 

David Hagan, who garnered 35.1 percent of votes in the primary election, says the pandemic has served as a learning opportunity to how things may be better run at the Victoria County Tax Assessor-Collector office. 

“It highlights the importance of having as many options available to folks online and especially with COVID so folks can do things from the comfort of their home and it certainly makes an impression, the fact that folks don’t need to be waiting in long lines, folks need to be able to come in and get out and so utilizing all the modern technologies to make sure folks aren’t waiting in line or make sure they can do it from the comfort of their home, in this COVID-19 circumstance and I think it makes all the more readily important to find those type of solutions,” Hagan said.

Ashley Hernandez, who won 45.7 percent of votes in the primary, says she and her team have worked to continue communicating their message despite not being able to be face-to-face with voters. 

Hernandez has worked with the county tax office for several years and has earned the endorsement of her would-be predecessor, current Tax Assessor-Collector Rena Scherer.

“Continue to dedicate ourselves to learn and adapt the ever-changing laws by the legislator, recently I attended a conference via Zoom with Mrs. Scherer,” Hernandez said. “To allow myself to be better prepared to handle the calculation process and the responsibility this position entails, my top priority is to provide a friendly staff ready to assist and work with the citizens of Victoria County, providing knowledge, efficient customer service and professionalism. I will continue to provide a transparent office as Mrs. Scherer has taught me to do.”

Early voting begins June 29th. Applications to vote by mail that are sent by mail will be accepted until 5 p.m. Thursday July 2. Go  here to learn more. 

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