Jefferson County Assessor Yvonne Hawkins Humphrey has announced she is seeking another term in the 2018 Democratic Party primary.
Humphrey has been county assessor since 2011 and “remains steadfast in her commitment to serving the citizens of Jefferson County and her responsibility to run an effective and efficient office,” according to a news release.
“Since our last term, we’ve implemented an on-line portal that allows Jefferson County residents to assess both personal and business property This portal is more convenient and responsive to modern-day technology. We’ve also incorporated pictometry, an aerial photography system that enables a more accurate assessment of a particular property. These advances are the type of quality service residents want and deserve. With their vote of support, I hope to continue serving,” Humphrey said.
Humphrey has over 30 years experience working in the Jefferson County Assessor’s office. The majority of this time was spent working in a supervisory role, the news release said.
In addition to her duties as county assessor, Humphrey has a long history serving in the community. She is a member of the Arkansas Chapter of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), Membership Chair for the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Vice-President of Jefferson County Democratic Women.
Humphrey is a life-long resident of Jefferson County. She is proud graduate of both Townsend Park High School and the AM&N College, now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
She is a member of New Town Missionary Baptist Church where she serves in the youth department. In her spare time, Humphrey enjoys spending time with her three adult children and four grandchildren. She is the daughter of Myrtle Earnest, (Jay R Earnest, deceased) and the late Clifford Hawkins.