Special to the Bulletin

“I am proud to announce my Republican candidacy to continue to serve as your tax assessor-collector,” Cheryl Nelson said after filing as a candidate for Brown County tax assessor-collector.

“Having served in this office for the past eight years, I bring unique and important qualifications to the job. I have been instrumental in transitioning this office to a professional service-oriented workplace. My office strives to meet the needs of the citizens of Brown County.”

Nelson said the office is required to license and title every vehicle purchased in Brown County, and complete very renewal license tax as mandated by state law. Nelson has acquired the certifications needed to perform her job legally and in accordance with all State of Texas requirements through many hours of education and training.

“Having started in this office at the bottom, I know the work cycle and can perform each and every function,” Nelson said. “I have hired capable and responsible employees who have helped me return honest and integrity to the office. I have initiated distinct accounting procedures and implemented strict internal controls to ensure that the financial account to county officials and the state comptroller are accurate and timely. I have approval for the integration of these policies in my office. I am sincere in my desire to continue to serve the citizens of Brown County with courtesy and reliability. Experience is key for this position.”

Nelson is serving as the secretary for the Big Country Region IX Assessor Collector Association, and attends and participates in all regional training. She is a current member of the Texas Association of Counties.

“I have also been actively involved in Brown County for many years,” Nelson said. “I have been a member of many service organizations. I have also a member of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Association for 18 years. I am also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and have held many positions in this organization in the past 21 years. I have been a member of the Brown County Youth Fair Association and held office with the Bangs Athletic Booster Club and the Bangs Sports Association.”

With her husband of 22 years, Bobby, they have raised two children. Sonja, 21, is a nursing assistant in a local nursing facility, and Buck, 19, attends Sul Ross State University in Alpine.

“We have also been blessed with two grandchildren, Madison, 2 1/2, and Keedan, 4 months,” Nelson said.

“I would appreciate your vote and support in the Republican Primary and encourage you to vote and voice your opinion.”