Jeffco assessor candidate profile: Libby Szabo, Republican

Posted 6/12/22

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Jeffco assessor candidate profile: Libby Szabo, Republican


Bio: Libby and her husband are Colorado natives, with deep roots in Jefferson County, where they raised their family. Libby grew up and the Szabo family has owned a family business for more than 50 years. Libby served five years in the State Legislature and six years as County Commissioner.   


Why are you running for Assessor?

I am running for assessor to bring a balance to county government. The average citizen needs someone to advocate for their hard-earned money. For too long, the concerns of average citizens have been ignored. We need to remember the County serves its citizens, which provides the tax base that funds the County budget.

What is your biggest strength as a candidate?

My biggest strength is that I am already very familiar with the County and State government structure. I know how things work and where to focus my work on day one. I can hit the ground running on your behalf.

Why do you want to return to work for Jefferson County government?

I have deep roots in Jefferson County growing up here I have learned a lot about the county that has given me so much and I choose to give back. I want the best for this county and my neighbors in whatever position I hold and have always worked diligently to prove that. It has always been an honor to serve you, my neighbor.

How do you see the role of Assessor working with other departments and offices in Jefferson County?

It is important for county-elected officials to have a vision for the needs of our constituents. Citizens are who we work for. I will work diligently to make sure that the citizens of Jefferson County are of primary importance. Your team at the county will know that I hold the citizens of the county as my number one consideration in decision-making and will encourage them to do the same.

Anything else you want voters to know?

My background is in the mortgage lending and financial services industry, coupled with my knowledge of what it takes to run a small business, means I understand the big picture needs of the Assessor office in county government. I will advocate for reasonable financial policies that allow citizens to thrive.



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