Deputy assessor Luckett seeks top job in office

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ben Luckett has announced his candidacy for Warren County tax assessor in the Nov. 8 general election.

Luckett, 39, an independent, is opposed by fellow independent Doug Tanner, Democrat Angela Brown and Republican Mike Caruthers.

A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Luckett has been a deputy tax assessor for the past 15 years in a field appraiser’s position and is a certified appraiser through the Center of Governmental Technology at Mississippi State University. He holds three assessment evaluator designations through the Mississippi Assessors and Collectors Association.

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He graduated from Warren Central High School and attended Hinds Community College.

“Because there are many facets of the assessor’s office, such as homestead exemption, mapping, appraisals of residential, commercial, industrial, and personal property, experience is a must,” Luckett said in a press release.

“If elected, my goals are to maintain an efficient staff who have over 100 years of combined experience and keep all taxpayers informed by sending notices of assessments and an estimation of taxes regardless if values are changed or not. Most importantly, I want to be a tax assessor who is accessible to you, the taxpayer.”