Aaron Connor is the first Democrat to run for Maricopa County Assessor since 1992.

Connor, who moved to Arizona from Denver, Colorado in 2016, has an extensive background in the mortgage and IT industries. He has been a “mortgage processor, loan officer, closer, junior underwriter, and title searcher.” His IT background focuses on software system development for the mortgage industry.

The Maricopa County Assessors Office, which staffs 300 people and has a $25,000,000 budget, is entrusted with assessing property values and releasing annual reports to residential and commercial property owners.

The current incumbent, Paul Petersen, has come under scrutiny, not because of anything at the Assessor’s office, but his involvement at “black market adoptions” with an overseas airline pipeline from the Marshall Islands to a suburb of Salt Lake City.

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