Democrat

Beverly Dominguez Romero (I)

Beverly Dominguez Romero (I)

Age: 61

Occupation: Valencia County Assessor

Education: IAAO and New Mexico State certified appraiser

Previous elected political offices: Valencia County Assessor

Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a DWI or a felony in New Mexico or in another state? “No.”

  1. What in your experience, education, etc., makes you qualified for this position?

“As the current Valencia County assessor seeking reelection, my experience includes over 30 years with this office and three years with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department-Property Tax Bureau, I am state and IAAO certified in appraisal. I believe these factors make me the more qualified candidate for county assessor.”

  1. What, in your opinion, are the most important duties of the county assessor?

“The assessor’s main duty is to educate and create policies and procedures to ensure the office conducts itself within the requirements set forth by the state of New Mexico.

“The assessor’s obligation is to follow state statutes along with keeping values fair and equitable throughout the county.”

  1. How does the assessor’s office determine the valuation of a property?

“The assessor’s office begins appraisal by determining the current market value of the specific property type or area by comparing current sales. Values are then established by finding the median or middle sales price, and then applied to the specific area. Examples of property types: agricultural, residential, non-residential, commercial.”


Republican

Celia Dittmaier

Celia Dittmaier

Age: 48

Occupation: Chief deputy clerk

Education: International Association of Assessing Officers

Previous elected political offices: None

Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a DWI or a felony in New Mexico or in another state? “No.”

  1. What in your experience, education, etc., makes you qualified for this position?

“I am a state certified appraiser and worked for several years in the assessor’s office, where I was a mapper, an appraiser and then chief deputy assessor. I also worked at New Mexico Property Tax Division, where we conducted the county assessors annual evaluations and protest hearings.”

  1. What, in your opinion, are the most important duties of the county assessor?

“Fair and accurate assessment for all the residence of Valencia County, as well as making sure that the residents who qualify for exemptions, such as agricultural or veteran’s exemptions, get those exemptions. Also making sure that personal property such as business personal property and livestock are accurately reported.”

  1. How does the assessor’s office determine the valuation of a property?

“Valuations of properties is determined by the market. As houses sell, a market is established. Valencia County has many different areas, creating many different markets. It is the duty of the assessor to know those markets and value properties accordingly.”

 

VOTER INFORMATION

Early in-person voting

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Oct. 11-21

Valencia County Administration Offices

444 Luna Ave., Los Lunas


Early voting at alternate sites

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, Oct. 22-Nov. 5

  • Belen Community Center

305 Eagle Lane, Belen

  • Bosque Farms Public Library

1455 W. Bosque Loop, Bosque Farms

  • Valencia County Administration Offices

444 Luna Ave., Los Lunas


Absentee ballots

Absentee ballots will begin going out on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The last day to request an absentee ballot from the Valencia County clerk’s office is Thursday, Nov. 3. Absentee ballots must be returned to the clerk’s office by 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Absentee ballot  drop boxes

  • Valencia County Administration Office

444 Luna Ave., Los Lunas

  • Belen Community Center

305 Eagle Ln., Belen

  • Bosque Farms Public Library

1455 W. Bosque Loop, Bosque Farms

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