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Joseph E. Holland

Joseph E. Holland
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Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Candidate: Joseph E. Holland
Candidate NameJoseph E. Holland (*incumbent)
Position SoughtSanta Barbara County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor
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Why are you running for office?I have been working in this office since 1984.  Since 2003 as the Department Director.  I enjoy providing improved public services. Over the years we have made tremendous improvements across each three divisions of the department, Clerk/Recorder, Assessor and County Elections.
What makes you qualified for the job?I have the on-the-job experience over many years leading all three divisions of the department.  I am also an Advanced Certified Appraiser, and a licensed Real Estate Broker, each with the State of California. 

I have been a Board Member with the California Association of Clerks and Elections Officials (CACEO) since 2005, and served as President of the Association from July 2018 to July 2020.

I am a Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) with the nationally recognized Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).   Additionally I have a Master’s Degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics – each from UCSB.

Please see my complete resume attached.
What are your two main priorities if you win?In general – as always – a top priority is to continue to improve the services across each of the three divisions of the department, Clerk/Recorder, Assessor and County Elections.

My highest priority is to maintain the trust and confidence of Santa Barbara County citizens that the services provided by this department are not only provided efficiently and effectively, but are also provided in a manner free of politics.

Please see my candidate statement mailed to all registered voters throughout the County.
How will you collaborate with other governments? We routinely work with each city in the County to conduct their Elections in each even numbered year.

Additionally, we work with the California Secretary of State and the California State Board of Equalization.
What are the next two issues that are most important to you?One very important issue is providing safe, secure, accurate elections that are conducted with integrity in a nonpartisan manner.

A second important issue is providing an accurate and timely assessment roll.
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