I want to share with you my taxes in Ankeny in an effort to be transparent. My primary residence pays $3,276 annually for taxes. We also still own the first home we lived in here in Ankeny and the taxes on it are $1,492. Additionally my son owns the building his business is in here in Ankeny and the taxes there are $18,496. (Source: Polk County Assessors Office)
I can assure you I AM VERY CONCERNED about property taxes in Ankeny. If being liberal means I care about people and their quality of life – then I’m a liberal.
I can also assure you that this farm kid fully understands the fiscal side of life and won’t spend a nickel without knowing why and what benefit it will have to the good of all. I can proudly say that in my four years of service as a county supervisor we did not raise the levy once!
My experience will be an asset to this community. I have learned over the years to not make promises without having all the facts and if elected, I will ask questions, I will listen to all citizens and I do care about the future of our community.