Chip Evans For Washoe County Assessor (Sponsored)

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Chip Evans, running for Washoe County Assessor, served on Reno’s Ward 3 Neighborhood Advisory Board and is currently an active member of the Reno/Sparks Branch of the NAACP, Board President of Acting in Community Together in Organizing Northern Nevada, Board member of Faith In Action Nevada, Chair of the Nevada Gun Safety Coalition and a leader of Indivisible Northern Nevada.

He is an active member of the Democratic Women of Washoe County, the WOW Chapter of the Alliance for Retired Americans, the Central Committees of Washoe County’s and Nevada’s Democratic parties and was elected to his homeowner’s association board.He is the former elected chair of the Washoe County Democratic Party. He is a columnist for Tu Red Enlace and formerly wrote for Reno Tahoe Tonight magazine.

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  1. A NOTE REGARDING ENDORSEMENTS AND PHOTOS

    Chip participates in many public, political and civic events in which he is photographed with many others.

    Any photos used by the campaign from these public events are not intended to indicate a specific endorsement from any person or entity included in the pictures.

    Friends of Chip Evans

  2. A NOTE REGARDING ENDORSEMENTS AND PHOTOS

    Chip participates in many public, political and civic events in which he is photographed with many others.

    Any photos used by the campaign from these public events are not intended to indicate a specific endorsement from any person or entity included in the pictures.

    One picture taken by Chip’s wife at a public rally featured a “Free Hugs” sign with Chip and three others posed behind the sign. A different but similar picture was publicly posted by This Is Reno. The campaign’s picture was recently included in a campaign mailer.

    Two of the people in the picture, Sean Savoy and Zack Hames, have asked the campaign to specifically indicate their presence in that photo is not to be construed as an endorsement.

    Campaign Staff
    Friends of Chip Evans

  3. After spending 29+ years with Washoe County, a lot of it working with the Assessors Office, I can say that Mr Evans has no idea how the system works, or even what the Assessor does. The Assessor has NO say in the policies of tax collection and must adhere to State Laws in detrmening property values. When they step out of line you end up with a dibacle like the Incline Village mess! They will have little say in the session in Carson City as we elect leaders (commissioners) to partake in this process.
    There are two very qualified people running for Assessor that are currently employed in the office that understand the ins and outs of the office. I hope the voting public does their homework.

    • From a tax payer perspective too I can say he has no idea how it works or what the role is. He is talking about how poor the current office is run, how much he is going to change etc that I think he just talks a good game.

      I have had to contact the assessors office twice in the last couple of years with queries and not once did I get the Impression the staff were any where short of professional. I met two where my new house was built. I can’t inagine how they feel seeing this person putting their work down and confusing the assessors role all in one. No wonder they are forced to run against him.

      Once again, I feel like Mr Evans is just telling the taxpayers what they want to hear “I will make housing affordable” when in fact he cannot act on those items. Even if the candidates from the current assessors staff do not have the managerial experience Mr Evans has they likely make up for it with integrity and knowledge. Note how neither of them are making false claims about making housing affordable etc.

  4. Well John, you’re due partial credit. In many years and circumstances, the Assessor is pretty much a figurehead. And, how property is assessed is dictated pretty strictly by state law with little local discretion. So, you got that mostly right.
    Where you’re off the mark is asserting that the Assessor has no ability to be more than a figurehead. As are most elected offices, the position is what the person who holds it makes of it. And you would be wide of the mark by assuming Assessors from around the state are not involved in discussions with elected officials from school boards, city councils, county commissions and the legislature about property tax issues and proposals. Assessors were quite active in the review process for Senate Joint Resolution 14 which will return to the legislature next session (see some of the hearings that were recorded last session).
    So, the idea that long-time office staffers with little or no management or political experience are best suited for the big discussions ahead is not compelling. In fact, and why I support Chip, is that he has big organization management experience, understands politics and knows our local and state electeds, and is committed to being an active communicator of how any proposed changes to our tax laws will affect the residents of Washoe, our schools, our cities and counties and the essential services they provide.

  5. The Assessor is a tax policy implementer. They do not make tax laws or vote on tax laws that is the job of the Congress people and Senators we elect. If Mr. Evans wants to enact or vote on tax laws he should run for the appropriate public office not Assessor. Chip Evans does not understand the duties or requirements of the Washoe County Assessor and does not have the experience or knowledge required to be Washoe County Assessor.

    • Wendy Jauregui-Jackins DOES have the experience – 11 years working in the Assessor’s Office.em. She’s running in the Dem Primary. Vote for Wendy! Elect Wendy in the General election!

    • Implementing tax policy is one of the roles of a modern assessor in government. However, if that was only the case, then the position should be merely an appointed position. it is not. It is political because of the political ramifications that the implementation of that policy can have on our citizens. The assessor in Washoe County oversees a big budget and over a 60 person staff which takes a broader skill set than what the previous commentator suggests. Also, there are going to be before the legislature in the next session some policies that will definitely impact the county and its finances. The assessor will need to be a guiding light to our legislatures as to the impact of what they are doing to the revenue of our county. How the assessor influences our legislators as to the impact of their decisions will be crucial of what is ultimately passed. Mr. Evans has the skill set needed to run the office in a professional, economical, and fair way and make the managerial decisions needed to move the office forward without the encumbrances of prior relations on the staff. The prior commentator’s comments are narrow in scope and understanding of modern politics and reality.

      • “The assessor will need to be a guiding light to our legislatures as to the impact of what they are doing to the revenue of our county.” How so? The Assessor doesn’t seem to have any impact in the legislature. The Assessor is merely a figure head, the laws of NV determine how the office is run/ policies etc.

      • No he doesn’t. Just because he is a career politician, who may have run a company or two before doesn’t make him an ideal candidate at all. I can’t see anywhere in his bios about any solid real estate experience so I am confused about how the public could come to him with serious enquiries about real estate or their appraisals? I get that politics is politics but why wouldn’t you want someone who actually has relevant experience in the position?

        The fact remains that the Assessor still doesn’t change policy, law or guidance. Mr Evans (rightly) seems to advocate for affordable housing etc but being the Assessor doesn’t give him the power to do anything about that. He would have no say during legislature proceedings and so his impact would be small/insignificant. If he is telling you that he may be mistaken.

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