Defending Your Dollars

During my two-year term, my actions saved Ada County property taxpayers over $13 million. During my four-year term, the Board of Ada County Commissioners left $81 million in the pockets of taxpayers. The tax portion of the Ada County budget increased a total of $3.12 million – just 3.7 percent, the amount generated by new construction. During the eight years after I left the Board, the tax portion of the Ada County budget increased a whopping $65 MILLION – nearly 74 percent!*  During this eight-year period, inflation totaled just over 16 percent and population growth was 27 percent, not nearly enough to justify the huge increase. Can YOU afford more blue bars on this graph?! Want to know MORE about how I intend to address our property tax crisis?! 

Ada County tax and budget information:  Ada County Budget and Finance Information 

The government that governs best is the one closest to the people. I believe in open, limited government, property tax reduction, and protection of public health and safety. It’s important that we Save Murgoitio Park and ensure there are no mask or vaccine mandates imposed by Ada County. I would love to hear from you! My e-mail address is and my telephone number is (208) 861-5848. Thank you!

*In FY21-22, thanks to finally having two fiscally conservative Republicans on the Board of Ada County Commissioners, the tax portion of the budget decreased by $12 million. It will be more challenging in future years to achieve property tax relief, when revenue doesn’t increase like it did over the past year. My frugal, zero-based budgeting approach, and work with the Idaho Legislature to tie the Homeowner’s Exemption to the Housing Price Index, will allow my efforts to complement the success recently achieved by Commissioners Rod Beck and Ryan Davidson.

Pd. by Sharon Ullman for Ada County Commissioner