Photo: Suzanne Droubie (left), Jo Ann Sabbagh (right)
By Lanissa Patterson
With the election right around the corner, there is a lot of focus on federal candidates, but local candidates are feeling the pressure as well.
In the race for Pima County Assessor, Suzanne Droubie (Democrat) is running against Jo Ann Sabbagh (Republican).
The responsibility of the county Assessor is to identify and list properties, as well as determine tax eligibility for exemption, according to Droubie.
Assessors evaluate individuals’ real estate, as well as follow up with building permits that pass through the assessor’s office, says Sabbagh. The assessor’s office handles all business property tax and the county assessor should monitor or “touch” a property every 5 years.
Droubie was born and raised in Minn...