Tax Assessor Candidates Will Both Speak at Today's Luncheon 1/8/14
CBS 7 News
January 8, 2014
Today’s Midland County Republican Women’s Luncheon could get tense.
Both candidates in the Midland County Tax Assessor race will be in the same room.
When former Tax Assessor Kathy Reeves resigned from her position, Midland County Commissioners named former Tax Office employee Karen Hood as the interim tax assessor and collector.
Controversy stems from the fact that both Assistant Chief Deputy Manny Natividad and Hood are officially running in the March 2014 Republican primary elections for tax assessor and collector. Hood was chosen over Natividad to fill the position until a permanent replacement is elected.
Acting as interim tax assessor, Hood fired Natividad from his assistant chief deputy position after he did not show up for work on Dec. 27.