So I'm reading "the voters spoke", and "losing candidate" but no one is saying that 48.89%, over 14,000 of the approximately 30,000 votes cast (sorry, can't remember the exact number) of the voters "spoke" for Tina. Why would those who voted for her not trust her to fill this position in an honorable manner? Also, wouldn't Tina only be one of several on this board? If, so why would it be Tina vs Vicki when Tina is only one of several?
I don't know Vicki, or indeed anything about her. I don't have enough knowledge of her position and her job performance to question whether she does a good job, but I am willing to assume she must be. From my bit of reading on this site, the oversight board is there for the county residents who feel their assessment is wrong. I would assume there is some sort of computer system in place that helps the assessor's office with the assessment of the property...I doubt Vicki or anyone who works in the office arbitrarily goes down a list of thousands of parcels of property and says ok, this one is worth $100,000; this one next door is worth $50,000... What I'm trying to say is I would look at any appeal as an appeal of the system that decided my property was worth a lot more than I feel it is worth, not as a declaration that Vicki herself is wrong.
And bear in mind, I am not a republican or a democrat. I care about doing the right thing, never mind the party. If the board is now all one party, and those on the board do not meet the qualifications, then changes need to be made to the board. Tina is one qualified candidate for the board. Who else is there qualified from either party? If there are other qualified citizens, why do they not step forward? I would ask them to step up so that there would be more than one qualified candidate to choose from...
And then again, maybe I don't understand and have no idea what I'm talking about!