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Orange County, CA June 2, 1998 Primary


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Webster J. Guillory 93,604 votes 26.1%

  • Occupation: Orange County Assistant Assessor
  • Experienced public and private sector businessman
  • Over 30 years of business management experience
  • Member of National Policy Review Task Force
  • Record of service;Degrees, B.S and M. S.
  • Proven Leader, Bottom Line, Quality Results
  • Experienced, Accountable, Progressive
  • Expand business management practices
  • Strengthen system to improve communications
  • Honesty, Accountability, Integrity, Service
James S. "Jim" Bone 58,668 votes 16.4%
  • Occupation: CPA, Property Appraiser, Property Tax Consultant
  • Assessment, Appeals and Property Taxation Consultant to Industry and Homeowners
  • 13 Years on Orange County Assessment Appeals Board from 1977 to 1990, followed by 8 Years Property Tax Consulting Experience
  • Author of Two Books on California Property Taxation
  • Over 30 Years Management Experience including Controller of Handyman Stores, Jack LaLanne's Health Spas
  • Active Leadership Roles in Church, Christian Renewal, Civic, and Professional Organizations
  • Member, Institute of Business Appraisers, AICPA, OC Taxpayers' Association
  • "The Right Value, the First Time" on 1,000,000 assessment roll units will eliminate the assessment appeals backlog and save millions of dollars of wasted taxpayer and government money
  • Become Service Oriented: improve the Assessor's home page, end the isolation of the assessor's office, and use AB818 funds for training that has been skipped for years
  • Stop the excessive taxation of business assets and values, and the abusive practices of the business division, by creating honest valuation tables and eliminating the assessments on intangible business assets
Jeff Scott Reid 56,636 votes 15.8%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Honors Graduate of U.C. Irvine
  • Real Estate Business Owner, Buyers Brokerage
  • Government Affairs Committee, Orange County Association of Realtors
  • Reviewed LA Assessors procedures in 1997
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout
  • Community College Real Estate Instructor: Irvine Valley, Golden West, Orange Coast
  • End the practice of 'Double Taxation' of homeowners.
  • Defend Proposition 13
  • Apply for State Funding of $6.8 million that taxpayers deserve to have returned to Orange County. Use funding to increase office efficiency with training and technology advances.
Bruce E. Peotter 48,301 votes 13.5%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Finance Commissioner/Businessman
  • B.S. Business/Advertising, Arizona State University
  • J.D. University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • Eagle Scout
  • Stop Double Taxation
  • Help taxpayers keep more of their hard-earned money by assessing as low as leagally permissible
  • Defend and Protect Proposition 13
Larry L. Bales 43,183 votes 12.1%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Deputy Assessor
  • 29 Years Experience in specialized areas of property taxation
  • Past President of Society of Auditor Appraisers
  • Property Tax Reformer
  • Blew whistle on Assessor's Office CORRUPTION
  • Viet Nam Veteran
  • Degree in Business Education/Accounting
  • Fair Taxation for Orange County homeowners
  • Restoring Public Trust in the Assessors Office through independence
  • Accountability to the people
Steven D. Grimm 36,134 votes 10.1%
  • Occupation: Deputy Assessor
  • 24 years with Assessor's Office; 3 years as Managing Appraiser
  • Graduate of CSU Long Beach with a degree in mathematics
  • Married for 26 years to Joyce, graduate of UC Irvine
  • Son Sam UC San Diego graduate, daughter Sadie UCSD junior
  • 30-year resident of Orange County
  • Certified by state as "Advanced Appraiser for Property Tax Purposes"
  • Improve communication and information sharing with the public and other county departments
  • Improve taxpayer access and promote decentralization through regional branch offices
  • Recognize technical expertise within the Assessor's Office through enhanced promotional opportunities
Thomas J. Sacco 20,298 votes 5.7%
  • Occupation: Financial Planning Manager

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