County Republicans announce process to replace retiring County Tax Assessor Barbara Barber

ROCKWALL – The Rockwall County Republican Party has announced the process they will follow to nominate a replacement for retiring County Tax Assessor Barbara Barber in November’s general election ballot.

Barber submitted a request July 2 to have her name removed as the Republican nominee for Rockwall County Tax Assessor- Collector in November’s election, effective Aug. 31, 2012.

Barber ran unopposed in the Republican primary and was the only name slated to be on the ballot in November since no Democrat filed for the office.

According to County GOP Chairman Tony Fisk, anyone interested in being nominated as the Republican nominee should:

Fisk said the County Republican Executive Committee intends to follow the schedule below to nominate a name to appear on the November 2012 ballot as the Republican nominee:

  • Establish a Pre-Screen Committee to sort through the resumes with the intent of naming finalists for the position – the weeks of 7/23 and 7/30
  • Hold face to face interviews for the finalists the week of August 5th
  • Select the replacement nominee in its August 20 Executive Committee meeting

For inquiries, contact Fisk at

By J.J. Smith, Publisher

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