St. Louis County Assessor
5:08 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

St. Louis County Assessor candidate Zimmerman announces home assessment plan

St. Louis County Assessor candidate Jake Zimmerman today announced his plan to help St. Louis homeowners get fair and accurate home assessments.

Zimmerman, a Democratic state representative, says he can't control property taxes, but if elected he will work to control unfair practices like drive-by assessments. 

"This office has very little control over what the taxes are people pay at the end of the day, " Zimmerman said, "But this office has a lot of control making sure everybody is treated right and making sure no one group, no one interest, no one set of the favored few are getting a better deal than everybody else."

Zimmerman is running against Republican L.K. "Chip" Wood, a real-estate executive, on April 5. It's the first time the county assessor will be determined by voters, rather than appointed by the County Executive.