Meet Your New Tax Assessor

With oath of office, Elfant goes from constable to tax assessor

Meet Your New Tax Assessor
Photo by John Anderson

Bruce Elfant is sworn into office Tuesday, with his wife, Lisa Harris, at his side. In his new role as Travis County tax assessor-collector and voter registrar, Elfant vows to play a more aggressive role in voter registration efforts, including pushing for change at the state level to allow for online registration and doing his part to help eliminate historically low turnout in local elections. Elfant was a longtime constable representing Central Austin and replaces 20-year veteran Nelda Wells Spears, who retired in late 2011. Tina Morton had served out the remainder of Spears' term as the interim tax assessor.

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Bruce Elfant, tax assessor, voter registrar, Nelda Wells Spears, Tina Morton, Lisa Harris

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