Assessor seeking 2nd term

Published 8:55 am Monday, August 17, 2015

James A. “Jimbo” Stevenson Jr. has formally announced his re-election campaign for Washington Parish assessor.

Stevenson has served as assessor for the past three years. Prior to being elected as a certified assessor he served three years as the chief deputy and two years as chief property appraiser.

According to his announcement, Stevenson has spent his entire life preparing for this job. He has been a licensed real estate salesman for 33 years and a state licensed real estate appraiser for 23 years. He has been certified by the 22nd Judicial Court as an expert appraisal witness. He is also a proud member of the International Association of Assessing Officers and the National Rifle Association.

Stevenson graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1975 and attended Southeastern Louisiana University, earning a B.A. degree and majoring in marketing. In addition to his formal education he has completed hundreds of hours of real estate, appraisal and assessor courses with more than 30 years of continuing education.

Stevenson is a lifelong resident of Washington Parish. He is the son of Patty Sue Planche Stevenson and the late James A. Stevenson. He is married to Joy Leslie Stevenson and the father of James A.  Stevenson III and Chase Kinley.

Stevenson believes that his years of determining the value of property and experience within the assessor’s office uniquely qualify him to serve as assessor. According to his announcement, he would like to humbly ask for your vote and support to continue serving the parish for four more years.