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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
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San Joaquin CountyCandidate for Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk

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Reno C. Ursal

Alameda County Supervising Appraiser
19,639 votes (21.35%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Lead the office in surrendering the property tax roll timely on an annual basis.
  • Have proactive outreach with the public regarding property tax assessments and California property tax law.
  • Promote a welcoming office environment for both staff and the public.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Supervising Appraiser-Alameda County
Supervising Appraiser, Alameda County Assessor's Office (2011–current)
Founding Member, Kiwanis Club of Mountain House — Appointed position (2018–current)
Co-Founder, Mountain House Youth Basketball — Appointed position (2014–2016)
Gable Lane Homeowners Association - At-Large Member, Gable Lane Homeowners Association — Appointed position (2008–2014)
Real Estate Appraiser, Alameda County Assessor's Office (2004–2011)

Education

State Board of Equalization Advanced Property Tax Certificate, Property Tax Appraisal (2017)
State Board of Equalization Permanent Property Tax Certificate, Property Tax Appraisal (2005)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Bachelor of Arts, English & Communications (1995)

Community Activities

Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach, Mountain House High School (2014–current)
Founder, MHT WOLVERINES (2011–current)
Co-Founder, Mountain House Youth Basketball (2013–2016)
Youth Baseball Coach, Mountain House Little League (2011–2014)
Basketball and football referee, Mission Valley & Contra Costa Officials Associations (2006–2014)

Biography

Reno obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and has the Advanced Property Tax Certificate issued by the State Board of Equalization. He has risen through the ranks of the Alameda County Assessor’s Office the last 13+ years, the last 7+ years as Supervising Appraiser where he has overseen Training and Standards within the office. It's important to note this experience makes Mr. Ursal knowledgeable on how to run an office, how assessments are made and how to successfully surrender the roll on an annual basis.

In the community, he has been heavily involved as a sports coach and youth mentor in Mountain House, Tracy, Stockton and Alameda. He has been married for 18 years and is a proud husband, father, son and brother.

Recognition and Community Involvement

Precinct Coordinator – Alameda County Elections (2003 – 2016)

State Board of Equalization Advanced Property Tax Certificate

State Board of Equalization Permanent Property Tax Certificate

Member – Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Former At-Large Member – Gable Lane Homeowners Association

Asian Pacific American Lifetime Achievement Award at the University of Michigan (1996)

President of the Filipino American Student Association at the University of Michigan (1992-94)

Trans Valley League – High School Girls Basketball Coach of the Year (2017)

Co-Founder Mountain House Youth Basketball (2013)

Founder Wolverines Basketball Club (2011)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • PAUL AKINJO - Councilmember, City of Lathrop
  • MANUEL MORENO, President, Mountain House Board of Directors
  • FIONA MA, Vice-Chair - State Board of Equalization, District 2

Organizations (7)

  • Central Valley Filipino American Business Club
  • San Joaquin County Democratic Club
  • Greater Lodi Area Democrats
  • Democratic Club of Greater Tracy
  • Young Democrats of San Joaquin County
  • Indivisible Manteca
  • Klemm Real Estate, Inc.

Elected Officials (20)

  • PAUL AKINJO - Councilmember, City of Lathrop
  • MIKE HONDA - Former California U.S. Representative
  • FIONA MA, Vice-Chair - State Board of Equalization, District 2
  • NANCY YOUNG, Council Member, City of Tracy
  • JAKE PARKS - Councilmember, City of Ripon
  • BERNICE KING-TINGLE, Vice President, Mountain House Board of Directors
  • ANDY SU, Director, Mountain House Board of Directors
  • MANUEL MORENO, President, Mountain House Board of Directors
  • KATHY GARCIA - Board member - Stockton Unified School District, Area 3
  • Ms. C. JENNET STEBBINS - Trustee Board Member, San Joaquin Delta College, Area 1 South Stockton
  • JANET RIVERA - Trustee Board Member, San Joaquin Delta College, Area 3 North Stockton
  • ANGELA PHILLIPS, Board President - Stockton Unified School District, Area 6
  • DAVID POMBO - President - Lammersville Unified School District Board of Education
  • CARLOS HUERTA - Trustee Board Member, San Joaquin Delta College, Area 2 Central Stockton
  • MATTHEW D. BALZARINI - Trustee - Lammersville Unified School District Board of Education & Regional Director (Region 8),
  • MARK E. PULIDO - Mayor Pro Tem, City of Cerritos
  • RACHELLE ARIZMENDI - Mayor, City of Sierra Madre
  • GABRIEL QUINTO, Mayor - City of El Cerrito
  • RAYMOND BUENAVENTURA - Vice Mayor, Daly City
  • PAT GACOSCOS - Vice Mayor, Union City

Individuals (12)

  • JOSH & TREASURE ANDERSON - Realtors (Lathrop CA)
  • LINDA JIMENEZ, Vice-Chair, Parks & Community Services Commission, City of Tracy
  • LEMUEL VERGARA - Principal, Louis A. Bohn Elementary School (Tracy)
  • JOSEPH & STEPHANIE OLSEN (Mountain House CA)
  • JACK KLEMM - Owner and Realtor, Klemm Real Estate, Inc.
  • ELLEN ASHBAUGH - Retired, San Joaquin County Assessor's Office (Lodi CA)
  • DEBORAH WINGO - Principal, Bethany School (Mountain House)
  • ANTHONY GRUNDY - Chief, Appraisal Division, Alameda County Assessor's Office
  • DILLON DELVO - Executive Director, Little Manila Foundation (Stockton CA)
  • DAWN MABALON - Community Leader (Stockton CA)
  • COLIN CLEMENTS - Community Leader (Mountain House CA)
  • BEN FOBERT - Principal, Mountain House High School

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I work on behalf of the taxpayer. From the homeowner to business owner, the Assessor’s Office is here to serve you! I’ve always kept this mindset with the Alameda County Assessor’s Office as staff and Supervising Appraiser!

Proactive outreach to the community!  I will emphasize community-friendly literature and live workshops for the public regarding Prop 13 and the impact of property taxes. My goal is to make this agency approachable for underserved communities and all residents of San Joaquin County!

Prop 60 and Prop 90 advocate! I will advocate to the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors to pass Prop 60 and 90 ordinances already passed by the State. This is a voluntary program each County must agree to participate in. Prop 60 and 90 allows for property owners 55+ years old intercounty and intracounty base transfers for replacement dwellings. Property owners age 55 and older should have the option to transfer lower base values of their previous primary residence  if they move in San Joaquin County!

Transparency. All taxpayers should be informed regarding the processes and rationale in their property tax assessments!

I am committed! I’ve been married for 18 years, raising 3 kids and rose through the ranks of the Alameda County Assessor’s Office. I’ve been a basketball coach for years, dedicating my time to the youth. I’m a child of Filipino immigrants who had to prove himself in every aspect of my life! I graduated from The University of Michigan. I migrated to California and built a good life in Mountain House!  I am a committed person who doesn’t run away from challenges!

Assessor’s Office Experience! I’ve risen through the ranks of the Alameda County Assessor’s Office the last 13+ years, the last 7+ years as Supervising Appraiser. I’ve resolved various assessment issues including: Legal Entity transfers, trust transfers, new construction assessments, calamity assessments, appeal cases, roll corrections, value allocations, mapping changes, CLCA contracts, deed recordations. All of these topics are the realities of working in an Assessor’s office that I have experienced first-hand as staff and as Supervisor!

Fresh Perspective.  Along with my experience, I bring new energy into this agency. Fresh eyes can identify areas to improve that an office veteran may not notice! I am a candidate with both a fresh perspective and experience! I would be honored to have your vote!

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