UNF Alum Jim Overton becomes next Duval Tax Collector

Sam Chaney, Managing Editor

Republican Jim Overton served as a Jacksonville City Councilman from 1992 through 2003 and then was elected to run the Duval County Property Appraiser’s Office where he remained from 2003 to 2015. Overton received a Bachelor of Science from Washington and Lee University and a master of public administration from the University of North Florida.

Jim Overton

Overton touts his experience in the Property Appraiser’s office as a major selling point for his election. He aims to use new technology to help improve efficiency and transparency in the Office. According to his campaign website, “[Overton’s] number one commitment as Tax Collector will be to provide fast and courteous service.”

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