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


Who Am I?
Why Me?
What is an Assessor?

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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My Vision

Thoughts from Scot

My Experience

In addition to my work in real estate, I have worn many other hats in my life:   Manager of public relations at Intelligent Electronics, a Fortune 400 high-tech company, where I also served as executive editor of numerous high-tech B2B magazines, and led the team that created the company’s e-commerce website, just two years after Amazon launched. Deputy press secretary to then-U.S. Senator Tim Wirth. Reporter, editor, and co-owner of a newspaper, The Wood River Journal in Sun Valley, Idaho. The newspaper was losing money when I joined with two other employees and two outside investors to buy the [...]

Who Am I?

I was born in Eugene, Oregon in 1957. I visited Colorado on a family road trip in the early 1970s and knew I would someday live here. I graduated from the University of Washington in 1983. During college, I served as student body president, wrote for the college paper, and was involved in many political causes. I moved to Sun Valley, Idaho for a job as a newspaper reporter. I was quickly named editor, then joined with two other employees to buy the paper, which had been losing $100,000 a year. We turned a profit in our first month and [...]

Why I am Running for County Assessor

It took me nearly a year from the time I started thinking about running for assessor until the time I filed. It was a year of research. I spent countless hours on the Jefferson County Assessor’s website. I spent time on every County Assessor’s website in Colorado. I interviewed assessors, just picking their brains on what it means to be the best possible assessor. I drove across the state to meet twice with one particular assessor who spent hours walking me through the ins and outs of the job. I joined the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), and began poring over their website, their magazine, and their reference [...]