Jefferson County Tax Collector Stephanie Glover Stanton announced Wednesday that she will be retiring when her current term expires.
“On Dec. 3,1 2018, I will walk through the doors of the Jefferson County Tax Collector’s Office as the Tax Collector for the last time,” she said in a press release. “I have been privileged and honored to walk through those doors for 30 years. I am beyond excited to begin the next chapter of my life.”
Stanton said the people of Jefferson County “have placed their trust in me throughout seven consecutive elections and without them, I would not have been afforded the opportunity to serve.”
“For 30 years my office had adhered to the highest standards, having no negative audits or reprimands,” she said in the press release.
Stanton said the position allowed her to serve on a number of boards and committees, including the Arkansas Collectors Continuing Education Board, the NAACP, Jefferson Comprehensive Care Board, Democratic Central Committee, Arkansas Collector’s Board and many others.
“The latest board I served on was the Coalition for Election Reform,” Stanton said. “This board was responsible for lobbying for four-year terms for county officials.”
Stanton said that proposal was placed on the ballot in the 2016 General Election and the majority of the state’s voters approved it, so county elected officials will begin serving four-year terms in 2019.
“Last but most definitely not least, I would be remiss if I did not thank my staff,” she said in the release. “Without the integrity and loyalty they possess, my success would be of little measure.”