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John Merritt

I agree with you assessment of Cheryl Johnson and plan to vote for her. I would like to suggest that, in the future, the person who hold the office should not print their names on all forms, signage and even the staff shirts. I do realize that this is free advertising for the incumbent, but if the election goes south, all of that stuff would be reprinted by the new person in office, wasting taxpayer dollars.

Gary Miller

Cheryl is better than Galveston deserves. Some Galveston county citizens object to cleaning voter lists of people who should not be voting. If they vote they should be arrested, convicted and jailed.

Don Johnson

Happy Thanksgiving Mr. Merritt!

Thank you for the comment but I personally provide the shirts each year and require them to be worn on Tax Day January 31st so that we are easily recognized by customers. I believe that if I am going to require a certain shirt, I should pay for it.

Regarding the forms, signs, etc. I understand and good point but, with the exception of state forms/signage, it is likely the next tax assessor collector will change everything. None of the items you see if the office used today existed before me - I created all of them with input from the team to insure consistency throughout our offices and it seems this works best for the customers.

Thanks too for your vote!

Michael Jozwiak

I will not vote for any Republican.

Carlos Ponce

Voting against someone rather than voting for someone? It's your vote. But note this: Republicans will win Galveston County and Texas in 2020.

Gary Miller

Michael> Thank god the criminals you vote for rarely get elected.

Gary Miller

Michael> Limits your choices in Galveston County.

Emile Pope

Voter suppression that was fortunately stopped by the courts...

Carlos Ponce

Emile is counting on the Zombie vote again.

Wayne Holt

I worked with tax office staff on a couple of issues over the past year or two, one technical and one regarding an overzealous mortgage lender. In both cases, I found the tax office folks to be very helpful and forthcoming, professional but cordial in assisting me with the information I needed. I also like the fact that Ms. Johnson seems to make it a basic principle of her organization that taxpayers should be fully informed about their rights, rather than having to play detective to find out what the laws say and how they affect us.

To Mr. Jowiak's comment about not voting for any Republican: that attitude adopted broadly would keep America fighting internally when we should be working on our problems. We should be looking at what a candidate brings in the way of experience, character and record. I will be voting for Ms. Johnson because of that, not because she is a Republican.

Emile Pope

And yet you voted for trump...

Michelle Aycoth

Not only Republicans voted for Trump, I live with one.

Andy Aycoth

Emile Pope

Was it his lack of experience, amoral character, or his record of sham universities, charities, and cheating creditors his selling point?

Carlos Ponce

And with Emile's post you get your morning dose of Liberal Kool-Aid.

Wayne Holt

Yes, I did. Or rather, I voted against what the Democrat party offered as the product of a rigged selection process. There is nothing in what Trump has done so far that rises to the level of systematic corruption that Bill and Hillary Clinton have practiced since the 70s. Trump's university pales in comparison to the money-generating machine that the Clinton Foundation rolled out. There is a reason why "donations' (aka disguised bribes) dropped like a rock starting the day after her defeat: she was no longer able to deliver the goods.

It may surprise you to know that I support (with serial donations) Tulsi Gabbard at this moment, as she is the most adamant about shutting down the military/industrial juggernaut that both Republicans and Democrats have unleashed on the world. Since the chances of getting her message past the uni-party of Washington war mongers is slim to none, I expect I will be voting for Trump again as I don't find anything worth supporting among the crop of corrupt and creepy Marxist Lite candidates on offer by a party that was once known as the Anti-War Party, whether accurate or not. Today, Democrats are among the loudest voices for American military involvement around the world. No thanks...I'll take Trump's attempts at bringing troops home any day, as inconsistent or lukewarm an effort it is.

Emile Pope

Perhaps you can explain how the Clintons personally benefited from their foundation? You’re apparently thinking about the trump foundation that he used to make political contributions, pay personal legal bills, and buy personal items for himself. The one forced to shut down. That just had to pay two million dollars as opposed to his paying 25 million for his sham university. And so it goes...

Gary Scoggin

My limited experiences with the tax office under Ms. Johnson’s watch have all been good. Quick, friendly and accurate service every time.

Charles Douglas


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