The position of Faulkner County Assessor is often one of many uncontested races that disappears into a long list on the ballot. As a result, few voters are aware of what the Assessor does or why they should care - despite the fact that assessment is as important as tax rates. The role has a huge impact on the county, and on taxpayers. I am running for this position for three reasons: I hope to bring more attention and transparency to the role of the Assessor, I believe in fiscal responsibility, and I have qualifications that I believe can make the assessor's office more efficient and customer-friendly. We have to pay our taxes, but it should be as quick and painless an experience as possible.
Without a contested race, this position would be, once again, an afterthought that gets filled by default. But this is an
important election year for Faulkner county. The current assessor is moving on, which gives us the opportunity to ask what kind of assessor's office we want. In running, I will shed some light on a position that is important, but often overlooked. As an assessor, I will bring new energy and ideas to an office that could use them.
But I need your help to make this happen. For people to make a choice, they need to be informed, and in an election cycle getting the word out takes resources. Your donation will help me keep the voters of Faulkner county in the loop, something I also intend to do when elected.
I believe in transparency and efficiency, especially when people's hard-earned money is at stake. I look forward to bringing those principles to the county assessor's office.
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“David Barber is a great problem solver. He will run things smoothly and adapt when necessary. We need more people like him in charge in Faulkner County!”
October 17, 2018
We've started spending in earnest now, with newspaper, TV, mail, and radio ads all being purchased this week. After this we basically monitor incoming funds and add to existing campaigns accordingly. Thanks to everyone who has helped out - I'm definitely happy with all the ways we're getting the word out, and that's all thanks to your generous support! If you'd like to help me get just a little bit more reach on my messaging, use the button below - $18, for example, gets an extra day's advertising on one ConwayCorp channel, and any amount at all buys extra facebook ads!
July 5, 2018
After taking a family trip at the beginning of summer, we are back on the trail, looking to November. It's been tremendous getting out into the communities during these summer months, and hearing what the residents of Faulkner County have to say about their wishes for the future of the county.
This renewed focus on November also means the real spending is beginning - yard signs, information cards, mailers, etc. So, if you can, consider making a small additional donation, and ask your friends who would like to see real change, right here in Faulkner County, to consider giving to our campaign. If they can't give money, ask them to consider giving their time! We're going to bring new leadership and new ideas to Faulkner County, but we can't do it without your help!
April 18, 2018
We're well on our way to a well funded campaign, with lots of donations both on and off CrowdPAC! Thank you for being part of that!
It has been a steady stream of events since the campaign kicked off, and I've loved every minute of meeting folks out in the community and getting our message out. If you have a moment, I have a bit of a challenge for you all - tell one friend or colleague about the campaign, about how we're bringing new leadership and new ideas to Faulkner County.