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Daniel Rodewolt in runoff election for county tax commissioner
Early voting is this week; Election Day is June 18.
Daniel Rodewolt
Daniel Rodewolt

Special to the Herald

Daniel Rodewolt is ready to transform your tax office experience serving as your next tax commissioner. 

“I thank each of you who voted for me in the primary election. If you did not vote for me, I hope to gain your support through my honest campaign, and what I have to offer Effingham County as your next tax commissioner,” Rodewolt said.

An Effingham County native, Daniel lives on his family's farm with his wife, Nicole, and three children. He graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Business Management. He is the only candidate with leadership and administrative experience, holding a managerial title throughout his career of 20 years. He will use his vast knowledge in business management and customer service to enhance the office for residents and staff. 

Daniel has set and managed budgets for a $1 million business; he currently is a foreman at The Georgia Ports Authority responsible for overseeing and managing all inventory coming in and out of the port.

Throughout his campaign, Daniel has researched tax offices with comparable growth in other counties to identify best practices and incentives to bring to the Effingham County's tax office. 

He will leverage his years of experience in hospitality management to prioritize top notch customer service. 

With his business management expertise, he will optimize staff performance by reassessing wages, cross-training employees, and leading by example to ensure accuracy and efficiency.

Accessibility and prompt communication for all residents is a fundamental principle for Daniel, and he is dedicated to ensuring it is upheld to maintain transparency and trust. He will design a one-stop digital hub for tax-related information, featuring real-time updates, informative posts, and streamlined tools to help taxpayers stay informed. 

The tax office will relocate to the annex, offering a drive-in service for residents. To further convenience for customers, Daniel plans to implement a remote tag kiosk in Rincon. This would assist residents who work during normal business hours or live farther away from the tax office. He wants to update payment options, such as Apple Pay.

Daniel will work alongside assessors and commissioners to identify opportunities for senior citizens and bring back proposals to make it happen.

Along with his knowledge, his integrity has earned him a reputation as an honest and dependable professional, respected by both those who have worked for him and with him. 

Daniel Rodewolt has the endorsement of our current tax commissioner, Linda McDaniel. He appreciates her guidance and support as she approaches retirement after graciously serving for 16 years.  

Committed to his community, and eager to get to work as your next tax commissioner, Daniel Rodewolt and his family humbly ask you for your vote, June 18.

Early voting is this week, June 10-14.