Crapo maintains hold on Property Appraiser post
Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:18 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:18 p.m.
Alachua County voters easily re-elected Property Appraiser Ed Crapo on Tuesday to the post he’s held for 32 years.
Crapo won his ninth four-year term by collecting 97,032 votes, or 97.6 percent in unofficial results. Write-in candidate Syed Mohammed I. Haider, a senior laboratory technician at the University of Florida, received 2,324 votes, or 2.3 percent.
“We’re going to look at everything we do and the way we do it and constantly look for things to improve,’’ Crapo said.
He has emphasized increasing the efficiency of his office if re-elected, saying that he would want to see through the last part of a two-year process to update the computer system, which he said will help staff analyze data faster.
His plans include creating a Web-based exemption application and a simpler way for residents to send in questions and receive prompt answers.
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