Running For Office: Tangipahoa Parish Assessor _lowres

Joaquin 'JR.' Matheu

Tangipahoa Parish Assessor Joaquin “JR.” Matheu, who has served as assessor for 10 years, is seeking re-election.

“The work accomplished and the improvements to the Tangipahoa Parish Assessor’s Office since 2005 represent the most gratifying and fulfilling public and professional experience of my career,” Matheu said.

He said he will continue to support homestead exemption, the assessment freeze for senior citizens and the double homestead exemption for 100 percent disabled veterans.

Matheu earned a marketing degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and then became state certified as an appraiser.

The types of properties he has appraised range from residences to commercial properties.

“Our office is responsive to the problems of property owners, and over the past decade we have embraced a vision of personal service to guide us in finding all of their needed solutions,” he said.

Matheu, 68, a Democrat, said he is proud to have open communication with his team so they can better serve the parish together. He also has an open-door policy toward all local governments and will work with them to attract new economic growth to the parish, he said.

“We can all be proud of the Tangipahoa Parish Assessor’s Office. Everyone in the parish is welcome to speak to us and to contribute to our goal of serving the community through development,” he said.