Appraisal District Director election results

by Courtesy of the Cherokee County Appraisal District

RUSK – Local taxing jurisdictions participating in the Cherokee County Appraisal District have completed their voting process to elect CAD directors for the coming two years.

The directors for the next two-year cycle, which began Jan. 1, are Connie Nice of Jacksonville; Tony Johnson of Bullard; Joe Taylor of New Summerfield; Jay Jones of Alto; and Jim Tarrant of Jacksonville.

These five local property owners will join Cherokee County Tax Assessor Shonda Potter, who serves on the Board by state law in a non-voting role.

In accordance to state law, a total of 5,000 votes are allowed to be cast for this election. The votes are divided up among the taxing authorities based on each tax levy as a percent of all levies assessed.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the appraisal district and represents taxpayers and taxing units in the oversight of district operations. They perform such tasks as adopting budgets and monitoring expenditures, to approving contracts and employing the chief appraiser.

The new members will be sworn in and installed, then will elect officers during an 8:30 a.m. meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20, at the appraisal district office, 107 E. 6th St. in Rusk.