Scot Kersgaard for County Assesor 2018-10-24T00:25:40+00:00

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Who Am I?
Why Me?
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Hi. I’m Scot Kersgaard and I want to be your County Assessor.

  • Fair and accurate assessments
  • Transparency
  • Commitment to the best technology
  • Frequent community meetings
  • An email newsletter
  • Annual report to the community
  • Consistent communication with constituents

When I am Jefferson County Assessor,
properties will be valued fairly and accurately.

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“I’m supporting Scot for County Assessor because his commitment to public service, transparency, communication, and accountability will make him a great assessor for Jefferson County.”

~ Ed Perlmutter

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Who Am I?

  • Jeffco resident and real estate agent since 2004
  • Colorado resident since 1987
  • Consultant to many government agencies and Fortune 500 companies
  • Former co-owner of a profitable newspaper and television station
  • Married to attorney Lois Witte since 1991
  • Parent of two grown children
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Why Me?

  • Long-time real estate agent
  • Manager of public relations for Fortune 400 high-tech firm
  • Deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator
  • Former co-owner of a newspaper and television station
  • Consultant to many government agencies and large businesses
  • Commitment to transparency
  • Fair and accurate assessments
  • Customer-centric
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I am committed to 100% transparency so that county residents can easily learn exactly how assessed values are determined, and exactly where all their tax dollars go.

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False Statements About Me

An anonymous website has been created to smear me with false and misleading statements. The website claims I have a recent DUI and don’t pay my taxes. Here is the truth. I had a DWAI in February 2013. I take complete responsibility for this event. As a result of this experience, I will never put myself in the position where I could be driving impaired. I’m now always the designated driver, and I always will be. I am a better person today because of this experience. --------------- A very frustrating experience dealing with bureaucracy and red tape with the State [...]

Commitment to Excellence

When I started this campaign late last year, I had a platform: Fair and accurate assessments Great communication with constituents, including a better website, an e-newsletter, an annual report to the community, and frequent public meetings Transparency Great technology, especially consumer-facing technology That platform has not changed even a little, but as I have campaigned—talking to people from one corner of the county to the next, from one buffet breakfast to another, how I think and talk about it has changed somewhat. I have come to see my platform as simply a commitment to excellence fueled by a commitment to [...]

Communication Matters

https://youtu.be/0DCVQWAqDlA   My career has been split between real estate and communications. I love both. As Assessor, I see communication as a very big part of my job.   Currently, far too many Jefferson County taxpayers feel the need to appeal their assessed valuation in any given year. When I talk to assessors around the state, many of them have told me that good communication is one of the keys to reducing appeals.   One assessor told me his office has reduced appeals by about 60% since he took office, and he attributes communication for the reduction. His office [...]