Why Bob Scott for Kootenai County Assessor?


Bob at WorkWhy I feel the need to run for Kootenai County Assessor…

I see a need for positive change and want to provide the greatest service possible to our taxpayers.

With the tragic loss of our Assessor, Rich Houser in 2020, the Assessor’s Office has struggled. Historically, the Assessor came up through the ranks in the office to Chief Deputy Assessor then moved into the Assessor’s position through an election. In our current situation, the County Commissioners appointed the Assessor. The taxpayers deserve a choice, and, in this case, they did not get one.

To be effective, the Assessor must have a working knowledge of the appraisal practices, be familiar with statutes and regulations governing the assessment process and possess strong leadership skills. I am running for this office because the current Assessor lacks experience in Property Assessment and his leadership skills are resulting in a loss of confidence and support of his staff.

DMV appointments and waiting times are too long. Efforts have been made to improve things, however, there still seem to be issues within the office and systems that continue to cause lengthy delays.

What People Say About Me

March 5, 2022
Re: Recommendation of Bob Scott for Kootenai County Assessor
Dear Kootenai County Voters,

I am writing this letter to recommend Bob Scott for the office of Kootenai County Assessor. Bob is a senior certified ad valorem appraiser with 9 years of appraisal experience in Kootenai County. I believe Bob is the most qualified candidate for this important position.

Bob Scott has been with our Assessor’s Office since February 2013. During Bob’s tenure as an appraiser, he has gained a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations which the Assessor must follow. He also has a clear understanding of the critical importance of good customer service and communication.

In talking with Bob, he sees the need to improve response times and service in our Vehicle License Division. This is a critical department, which needs a greater priority to deliver the service we deserve in a timely manner. Bob will make this a top priority.

Bob also has the disposition to be a good listener and will make communication with our citizens, assessor’s staff, and fellow officials part of his role as our next Assessor. His door will always be open. The Assessor’s position requires experience and understanding which is best gained through years of interaction with the people he serves.

Bob Scott will also bring years of business experience to the office and the ability to apply common sense solutions to the many challenges which face the Assessor’s team.
I urge you to get out and vote for Bob Scott for Kootenai County Assessor.

Best Regards,
Mike McDowell
Retired Kootenai County Assessor
2003 – 2019

Joseph Johns Recommendation letter to elect Bob Scott for Kootenai County Assessor

Recommendation Letter for Bob Scott

I have known Bob Scott for about 10 years and have always found him to be a professional and knowledgeable contact in the Kootenai County Assessor’s office.

He has always given fair evaluations and a clear explanation for any property value in question.

As a North Idaho native, I feel that Kootenai County needs Bob’s proven expertise and insight as Kootenai County Assessor as we face the significant challenges of growth and rising property values in North Idaho.


Nick Thorpe
Westwind Property Group

Coeur d Alene Association of Realtors Endorsement of Bob Scott for Assessor