Webster said, if elected, his main emphasis will be to continue to maintain an equitable assessment roll for the town and make sure property owners are aware of the various exemptions for which they qualify. With some 18,000 parcels in the town, he said it’s important to inspect building permits and adjust tax records as the documents come in. “We process deeds that get recorded and analyze sales and keep abreast of the real estate market,” he said.
Webster, 47, of East Marion, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines. He is seeking his fourth four-year term. He did real estate sales, appraisals and assessments for 13 years before being elected to the assessor’s office. Webster is chairman of the East Marion Fire Department, where he has been a member since 2004, and was named Firefighter of the Year this year. He was active in Little League and was a St. Patrick’s CYO basketball coach. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ithaca College, and earned his state assessor certification in 2007. He is married, with one son.