Name: James DeMio
Political affiliation: no party affiliation
Political experience: elected Democratic Party precinct committeeman
Office being sought: Hillsborough County property appraiser
I am the only candidate with real estate experience, 20 years. 2003 to Present Licensed Realtor in Hillsborough County Florida with Century 21 and now I am the Broker/ Owner of Florida Property International. Closed transactions include Apartments, Retail strips, Office and Hotel Condominiums as well as Residential Property. Managed various commercial/residential properties from 1990 to present. From 1990 to 2000 Officer/Administrator at a Criminal/Civil Court in Ohio with jurisdiction over housing & building codes, landlord/tenant law and zoning issues, testifying on about 1,000 cases. I also performed administrative duties for 4 years of purchasing, payroll and managing a multi million dollar budget, never going over budget in any one of the years of budgeting.
What do you hope to accomplish in your first six months in office?
I want to re-connect this office with the community in the 1st 6 months, if elected. Bring knowledge to the home owners of Hillsborough County of how the office works. I will make owners aware of the appeals process, if an owner disagrees with their assesses value, which affects how much property tax is paid, so they can object to the assessed value.
What do you hope to accomplish by the end of your term?
I will lower taxes on homeowners and small business property owners. I will also see to it that large corporate property owners, such as big banks, pay their fair share of property taxes.
Correcting errors in the public record will also be a priority, such as square footage of a property. I will use the 20 years of real estate experience and administrative experience I have to run the property appraisers office efficiently. A balanced budget will be a priority in my 1st term at the property appraisers office as well.
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