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Bay County Property Appraiser

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Gregory LaPlante Gregory LaPlante
Dan Sowell Dan Sowell

Gregory LaPlante
No Party Affiliation

850-230-9426
glaplante@knology.net
www.gregforbaypa.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/gregory.laplante.5

Qualifications:

Former Licensed Real Estate Broker for 20+ years 6+ Real Estate Courses from GCCC Licensed Contractor, small business owner.

3 Main Campaign Points:

  • Let's get rid of the $2.00 per acre Property Tax and  save our schools and community!
  • Let's restore Honesty, Integrity and Fairness the YOUR Property Appraisers office!
  • Let's put  people first in line and Big Corporate land owners and special interest groups, WAY in the back! 

 


Dan Sowell
Republican
Incumbent

www.dansowell.com
dsowell@knology.net
850-785-8367

Qualifications:

My name is Dan Sowell. It is my privilege to serve as your property appraiser. I have been in the property appraiser's office over 23 years. I hold the Certified Florida Appraiser designation. I am a proven leader with proven results. Since 2009 property assessments are down more than 21%. I am ever mindful that it's your tax dollars that run our office. Our office's 2012 budget was $124,000 less than its 2011 budget. Our office's staffing level has been reduced. We have made more data than ever available on our office's website.

3 Main Campaign Points:

Going forward, I will continue to ensure assessments are fair and equitable. I will continue my quest for a larger exemption for widows, widowers and the disabled. If it becomes cost-effective, I hope to offer online filing of property tax exemptions. I thoroughly enjoy serving as your property appraiser and would be most grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve you. I would appreciate your vote on November 6th.