By Bonnie Culverhouse
Webster Tax Assessor Denise Edwards remains your go-to person when assessing property.
Edwards won her second term with 65 percent of the vote in Saturday’s election over competitor Sharon Duncan. Voter turnout for assessor was 7,645; of those, 4,877 voted for Edwards and 2,588 cast ballots for Duncan.
Devotion to the people of Webster Parish and dedication to the work she has loved for 40 years since initial employment while still in high school are the top reasons Edwards is continuing her life-long career with the Webster Parish Assessor’s office.
“My number one priority is to provide our 24 taxing districts, which includes Police Jury, School Board, Law Enforcement, Municipalities, Library, North Webster Industrial District and Fire Protection Districts with assistance and support to ensure they comply with the many complex tax laws and regulations in order to set their millage rates,” Edwards said. “The approval of their millage documents and the balancing and filing of the taxroll is necessary to properly fund the services of our schools, police departments, police jury, and others public entities that provide for our Webster Parish citizens to give us all a safe, wholesome, peaceful and enjoyable community in which to live, work and raise our families.”