Hughes announces candidacy for county tax assessor

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 13, 2008

Staff Report

Frances Simmons Hughes has announced her candidacy for tax assessor of Dallas County.

Hughes, 57, has worked in the tax assessor&8217;s office for 37 years, the last 10 as the tax assessor.

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She said she is most proud of the continuous excellent audits of her office by the state department of public examiners.

Hughes works very closely with the county tax collector&8217;s office and said the relationship between the two is &8220;excellent.&8221;

Hughes holds the Alabama Certified Tax Administrator designation, earned by many hours of continuing education and by passing the exam for certification from the state Department of Revenue and Auburn&8217;s center for governmental services.

Hughes is a 1968 graduate of A.G. Parrish (Selma) High School, William Rufus King State Technical School, where she studied accounting, and holds an associate degree in business from Wallace Community College-Selma.

She attends Elkdale Baptist Church and has one daughter, Cristina Hughes Rice, and one grandson, Luke Rice.