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ORANGE COUNTY ASSESSOR RACE

JAMES S. BONE

An accountant from Mission Viejo, Bone has written several books on property taxation. He also has served as a consultant on property tax and assessment appeals for homeowners.

* Party: Republican

* Age: 57

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* Residence: Mission Viejo

* Education: Bachelor’s in accounting, San Diego State University, 1965; master’s in business administration, U.S. International University, 1971.

* Career highlights: Opened accounting firm in 1976. Member, Assessment Appeals Board. Author of books on appraising and personal property taxation and an assessment appeals manual.

* Priorities: Reduce the number of assessment appeals the county handles. Install new technology with Internet access. Reevaluate business property taxes claimed to be excessive.

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WEBSTER J. GUILLORY

Guillory is an assistant Orange County assessor who was hired more than two decades ago in the wake of scandals from a previous administration.

* Party: Independent

* Age: 54

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* Residence: Newport Beach

* Education: Bachelor of science, aerospace engineering, Northrop University, 1966; master’s in engineering, USC, 1972.

* Career highlights: Worked in aerospace industry. Hired in current position in 1977; oversaw office restructuring after scandal during the previous administration.

* Priorities: Continue business as his boss, Bradley L. Jacobs, has conducted business. Continue to focus on processing assessment appeals quickly and making the office user-friendly.

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