Sunday, April 1, 2012
DEBRA GLENN BRINGS EXPERIENCE TO THE TAX COLLECTOR RACE
Debra’s experience in the tax field has become exceedingly broad over the past years due to working in different tax environments. She decided to enter the Republican primary to offer a choice between the interim tax collector who is learning the job as he goes and the Democratic nominee who is a disgruntled former employee of the office she is seeking.
Before getting involved in the tax field, she worked for Dayton State Bank, now known as Prosperity Bank, for almost 10 years. Then in June of 2001, Debra was offered a tax clerk position with Sheldon I.S.D. Within three years she received her designation of a Registered Tax Collector (RTC). In November of 2004 she applied for the position of Assistant Tax Collector with Crosby I.S.D., and after only two years of working there, earned her designation of Registered Tax Assessor (RTA). The position for Tax Assessor/Collector with Aldine I.S.D became available in January 2009, which is her current position.
Currently, her office consists of five full-time personnel, and during peak time five part-time persons. She currently manages the office which collects for over 95,000 accounts amounting to around $13,000,000,000 in taxable levy. Every year she attends the Texas Association of Assessing Officers (TAAO) annual conference and was co-chair of this event in 2009 and 2010. At the local level, she stays very involved with the Gulf Coast Chapter of TAAO. She has served for three years as a Trustee of the chapter and proceeded to become the President in 2011.
Debra says, “I really want the Tax Office to be accessible to the citizens needs and help them understand the tax laws that govern how we perform our duties. If I’m elected it will give me the opportunity to give my knowledge and experience back to the community I live in. My husband, Johnny Glenn, and I have been married for 31 years. We have two wonderful children who have both graduated from Dayton High School. My son, Brandon, graduated high school in 2005 and moved on to graduate from the University of Texas four years later in 2009. My daughter, Kelli, graduated high school in 2009 and went to the University of Texas San Antonio and is currently waiting to enter nursing school. Our family has made Liberty County our home for over 29 years. In 1983 my husband and I made the decision to move to Liberty and in 1993 we decided to move to Kenefick and have lived there for the past 18 years.”
Debra Glenn is the most qualified person for this job. She requires no “on the job training” and , if elected, she has the knowledge to immediately implement the following improvements:
• Easy Website Access – for ability to pay by credit card, e-check, or ACH
• Quick Email Response – within 24 hours from tax office
• New Property Tax FAQs – easily accessible online