My name is Karen Fisher and I am a candidate for Orange County Tax Assessor.  I am married to Joe Fisher.   We have eight children and fourteen grandchildren.  I attend  Friendship Bible Baptist Church in Vidor, and have lived in Orange County for the past 42 years.

I have worked in the  Orange County Tax Office for 23 years,  most of that time I have worked in the Vidor Tax Office.  The past 15 years I have been the office manager/supervisor  in the Vidor office.  I have an Associates Degree in Accounting, and I am the only candidate with these qualifications.  I served on the Board of  Directors for the Greater Orange Chapter of the American Red Cross.  Although it is not required to be certified to become a Tax Assessor Collector,  I am now in the process of finalizing my certification to become Tax Assessor Collector.

My main emphasis will be that customer service is a priority.  I would like to see the Orange  and Vidor Tax Office have a more Customer friendly atmosphere.  I want to make the office a place where you enjoy coming to conduct your business.   A place where the employees want to go to work, and enjoy what they are doing.  We have to be there for 8 hours, let’s have fun and make it an enjoyable experience for you the customer, as well as the employee.

Ms. Gunstream is leaving behind a good group of professional women. She will be a hard person to replace and will be deeply missed.  I am looking forward to continuing her leadership qualities.

If you agree with me, and want to have a Tax Office that treats customers with respect, a smile, and make them feel important, I would greatly appreciate your support.   I am asking for your vote in the upcoming Primary Election March 1, 2016.

I would like to thank you for your support and may God Bless.