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Gross announces bid for assessor
Come June, the election of the Colusa County assessor will not be a one-man — or woman, as it were — race.
Arnie Gross, who has worked in the assessor's office for 29 years, is the second person to announce a run for the position.
Gross has lived in Colusa for his entire life, where he has been active with sports as a coach and referee. His two daughters, Remy and Laeni Gross, live with their mother in the Bay Area but have been involved with the swim team in Colusa, for which Gross is a board member. His parents, Arnold and Dorris Gross, also live in Colusa.
"I decided a couple months ago that I would be running, but I took out my papers Dec. 31 and started getting my signatures for the petition in lieu of filing fees. I waited until after the holidays because nobody wants to think about politics" that time of year, he said.
Gross is the chief supervising appraiser in the Colusa assessor's office, and has worked in that capacity — supervising the appraisal staff — for the past eight years.
"I'm in charge of the Williamson Act, assessment appeals and ... gas well appraisals right now," Gross said. "I'll bring extensive appraisal education and experience to the job, which I think is very important to being the next assessor of Colusa County. As assessor, you are in charge of putting every value in the county on the tax roll. If you don't have any appraisal experience, it's hard for you to determine if those values are fair and accurate."
Gross said he has his advanced appraisers certificate from the state board of equalization.
Petition deadline approaches
The candidates for Colusa County elected positions in the June 3 general election are beginning to become more clear, as the period to submit signature petitions In lieu of filing fees opened Dec. 27. A number of candidates had already picked up petitions.
The last day to pick up a petition is Feb. 20 — the same day that the petition must be filed.
The deadline for those candidates and the office for which they are running, are:
Supervisor District 1: Kimberly Dolbow Vann.
Supervisor District 5: Denise Carter.
Assessor: Andrea Correa.
Auditor-Controller: Peggy Hickel Scroggins.
Clerk and Recorder: Rose Gallo-Vasquez.
District Attorney: John Poyner.
Sheriff-Coroner: Joe Garofalo.
Treasurer-Tax Collector: Daniel A. Charter.