Effingham County Tax Commissioner Linda McDaniel has announced she will seek re-election to the office. She will run as a Republican in the July primary and the November general elections.
Among her first-term accomplishments, McDaniel said she has improved technology in the tax office by updating the software used for computing taxes to a Windows based system, allowing the figures to be interfaced with the Web site for viewing or paying; installed computers for the window clerks to assist in making each transaction in real time, more efficient, and error free; upgraded the connectivity of the state GRATIS (tag) system from a terminal to the computer to assist in keeping all changes current when renewing or issuing tags and title work; implemented credit card payments for property taxes via the internet, over the telephone and at the window; implemented credit card and electronic check payments for tag renewals via the internet; and created a website for the taxpayer’s convenience to pay tag and property taxes on-line.
McDaniel maintains a 95 percent collection rate on real property since taking office.
"It has been a privilege and pleasure to serve the citizens of Effingham County in the capacity of tax commissioner," she said. "I am committed to create an environment that is beneficial to the taxpayers where they will receive prompt and courteous service."
McDaniel is a life-long resident of Effingham County and lives near Guyton. She is a graduate of Effingham County High School and Institute of Organizational Management through the University of Georgia. She is an alumnus of Leadership Effingham and Leadership Southeast Georgia.
She is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise, chairman of the Effingham County Department of Family and Children Services Board of Directors and past state president of the Georgia Association of Family and Children Services Board of Directors. She is a member of the Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia and Georgia Association of Tax Officials.
She and her husband Ronnie have two children and six grandchildren.
They are members of Pine Street Baptist Church in Guyton.