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Assessor

John Wilson

John Wilson

PO BOX1491

AUBURN, WA 98071

info@wilson4assessor.com

www.electjohnwilson.com

Education: Graduated from University of Washington with dual major in journalism and political science
Occupation: Assessor, King County Department of Assessments
Statement:

When King County voters elected me, I promised to be an “activist Assessor.” I have been. We have fought to protect senior homeowners from soaring values, make it easier to get your refund, and see how much that ballot measure is going to cost.

 

But more should be done. That’s why I am asking for your vote again.

 

I’ll fight for a truly fair and equitable property tax system. We’re in a housing crisis. Housing affordability threatens everyone – whether homeowners, seniors, renters or small business owners. Our homeless crisis leaves women and children to sleep out on the street because there is no room in the shelter.

 

An “activist” Assessor can help. We’ve gone twice to Olympia to reform the senior and disabled property tax relief program. Now thousands of our neighbors can stay in their homes.

 

Responding to our homelessness crisis, we found surplus public and vacant private property, which can be used for housing solutions. We have identified the land. We should put it to use.

 

The housing shortage makes homes and apartments in King County so expensive. Smarter density can bring us more housing at a more affordable price. But our property tax system was never designed to handle annual assessed value increases of up to just over 50%. And while actual taxes, including those voter approved, are considerably less, in these inflationary times it literally hits home. I’ve been a tireless taxpayer champion. Homeowners, renters, and small businesses deserve a tax break. I'm working with Assessors statewide to save everyday people real money without gutting vital local services. I am proud to be endorsed by Democrats and Republicans, labor and business, and folks in Seattle and the suburbs. While much has been done, we must do more. I ask for your vote.

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