Primary Election Preview: Adams County Assessor

Incumbent Adams County Assessor Donald Kuhn is being challenged in Tuesday’s primary election by fellow Republican Tyler Hill. Kuhn is completing his first term in office, while Hill is a former deputy assessor in Allen County’s Wayne Township and also spent 30 years in the insurance industry. Both candidates were issued an identical set of questions as part of the Daily Democrat’s pre-election coverage. Following are their responses.
    Kuhn resides at 5476 S 150W, Berne. He was elected to the position of county assessor in 2010 and is nearing the completion of his first term. He served as a Monroe Township Board member from 2003-2006 and Monroe Township Trustee 2007-2010.
    Hill resides at 226 Marshall St., Decatur. He has never held elected office, but was a candidate for an Adams County Council seat in 1982. He is a former deputy assessor in Wayne Township, Allen County.

    Q. What is your main reason for seeking this office?
    KUHN: I have started on a journey to help the taxpayers of Adams County to be fairly and equitably assessed on property within state guidelines and to fight for them in changes within the state.
    HILL: I attainted a Level 3 certification in 2011 while employed in Wayne Township and began to prepare for this office.
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