Gannon Files for Re-election as PBC Tax Collector
By Jason Schwartz
Anne Gannon, Palm Beach County’s tax collector since 2006, has launched her fourth re-election campaign – one year before the August 2016 primary.
“As tax collector, I have strived to improve customer service, make the office more efficient and effective in delivering services and have worked to protect our tax dollars,” Gannon said in a news release. “I have made it my mission to serve the residents of Palm Beach County and have a long record of results that have benefited the county. I want to continue to be a leader residents can trust to get the job done and have filed my intent to run for reelection.”
Gannon will run in the Democratic Party primary in August 2016. The general election will take place in November 2016.
The Delray Beach resident collects and disburses more than $3 billion in tax revenues in the county and issues REAL ID compliant driver licenses for Palm Beach County. The Agency employs more than 300 in its central office and eight service centers that collectively handle more than 4,000 customers daily.
According to the release, over the past 11 years, Gannon has developed programs to modernize and streamline the tax collection agency including implementing a competitive bidding process, increasing online transactions and using updated technology to better serve taxpayers.
Under her leadership, the Tax Collector’s Office has received numerous awards and accolades for their services.
She is a member of the Florida Tax Collectors’ Association, the National Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors, Executive Women of the Palm Beaches and the PBC Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
Gannon was elected in 2006 and subsequently reelected in 2008 and received 87 percent of the vote in 2012.