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History of Treasurer – Tax Collector – Public Administrator

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The current office is the Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Administrator, but that is not how it started.  See below for the changes that have happened with the office, the reasons, and when

Treasurer - Tax Collector - Public Administrator

Melinda CasillasElected June 5, 2018Melinda Casillas
Mary Lou AndradeElected June 3, 2014 Retired
Elected June 8, 2010
Elected June 6, 2006
Elected March 3, 2002
Elected June 2, 1998
Elected June 7, 1994
Appointed December 28, 1990
    after being elected on November 6, 1990.
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Helen R. BarnesElected June 3, 1986
Elected June 8, 1982
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Margaret Orlaine TavaresElected June 6, 1978
   first Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Administrator
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The office of Tax Collector was consolidated with the Treasurer – Public Administrator in 1978, leaving the current office of Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Administrator.

Treasurer - Public Administrator

Anna BaccalaElected June 4, 1974
Elected June 2, 1970
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The office of Public Administrator was consolidated with the Treasurer per ordinance #253 on January 2, 1967.


Anna BaccalaElected June 7, 1966
      - - Added Public Administrator duties on January 2, 1967
Elected June 3, 1962
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Ralph C. McKayElected June 5, 1958
Elected June 1, 1954
Elected June 8, 1950
Elected June 4, 1946
Elected August 25, 1942
Appointed December 9., 1940
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C. F. McCulloughElected August 30, 1938
      - - Deceased
Elected August 28, 1934
Elected August 26, 1930
Elected November 2, 1926
Elected November 7, 1922
Appointed July 17, 1922
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John WelchElected November 5, 1918
      - - Deceased
Elected November 3, 1914
Elected November 8, 2010
Elected November 6, 1906
Elected November 4, 1902
Elected November 8, 1898
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T. W. HawkinsAppointed February 4, 1896Image of T.W. Hawkins
E. B. MontgomeryElected November 6, 1894
      - - Resigned
Elected November 8, 1892
Elected November 4, 1890
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George WappleElected November 6, 1988
Elected November 2, 1886
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Roderick ShawElected Novewmber 4, 1884Image of Roderick Shaw
C. C. LittleElected November 7, 1882Image of C.C. Little
T. L. BaldwinElected September 3, 1879Image of T.L. Baldwin
A. L. FarishElected September 5, 1877Image of A.L. Farish
C. W. WentworthElected September 1, 1875Image of C.W. Wentworth
Thomas McMahonElected March 26, 1874Image of Thomas McMahon


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