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Delaware County Auditor

The county auditor manages the collection, distribution and reporting of property taxes.

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    George Kaitsa

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    Vera Thornhill

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Campaign Mailing Address 120 Olentangy Ridge Pl
Powell, OH 43065
Campaign Email
Education MBA, The Ohio State University; B.A. in Economics, Kenyon College.
City Residence Powell
Family Married, Sharyl S. Kaitsa; Two daughters and one step son; Four grandchildren.
Work Experience County Auditor (2009 - present); Finance Director, Franklin County; CFO, Ohio Dept. of Development; Member, Powell City Council.
Affiliations County Auditors Assn. Past President, Member, Exec. Committee, Co-Chair, Technology Committee; Delaware & Sunbury Chambers.
Endorsements None sought.
MBA, Ohio State University; B.A., Economics, Kenyon College. Finance Director for Franklin County. CFO of Ohio Department of Development. Completed 484 hours of continuing education related to the duties of a county auditor. Completed IAAO Course 300 required for mass appraisal of properties. Distinguished Auditor Award from County Auditors Assn. in 2012, 2017 and 2022. Award with Distinction for County Audit from State Auditor in 2017-2020. GFOA Certificate of Excellence for financial reports in 2009-2020. Obtaining triple A credit rating for Delaware County from Moody’s.

To maintain the tradition of excellence in financial reporting and to preserve the coveted triple A credit ratings for Delaware County. To accurately establish the value of real estate in Delaware County based on the recent sales of properties and to utilize technology for the reappraisal process. The County Auditor’s office does not collect taxes. Taxes are based on the tax levies approved by voters. Serving as the Co-Chair of the County Auditors Assn. Technology Committee and utilizing technology to improve customer service and operational efficiency.
Campaign Mailing Address 3982 Powell Rd Suite 66
Powell, OH 43065
Age 56
Education The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science Business Administration
City Residence Powell
Family Married with 6 children
Work Experience Realtor since 1989, Broker since 2008, Delaware Co Farm Owner/Operator since 2015
Affiliations Columbus Road Runner Club Treasurer, Global Together Non-Profit Board Member
A degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University, as well as, a realtor since 1989, with Broker status in 2008 gives me practical real estate experience. I taught Real Estate as an Adjunct Professor at Columbus State. I manage and account for 64 single family homes and oversee the accounting for 4 companies and 2 non-profits. As a 29 year county resident, business owner, and real estate professional, I bring a unique perspective/determination to this position. This is highlighted in my business background and exhibited even in outside activities winning multiple marathons.
Integrity, transparency and accountability, making sure county residents have accessible relevant, and accurate information they need. This needs to be on a modernized, upgraded website that meets the needs of the people of Delaware Co. I will diligently administer the duties of dog licenses, assessing accurate property values and overseeing county weights and measure, while prioritizing valuable services. These will include assisting residents in property value disputes, and helping seniors, disabled and veterans obtain tax relief. I will lead this effort with practical, innovative ideas.