After one term in office, Pettis County Assessor Karissa Logan has announced she will not be seeking re-election in 2016.
Logan has been in office since Jan. 1, 2013, and made the announcement to assessor’s office employees Tuesday morning.
“It’s a decision I’ve been working on and talking about with my husband and family for quite a long while,” she told the Democrat Tuesday afternoon. “”Ultimately it comes down to, this is not the work I want to do for the rest of my life and my career, so that’s why I’m going to walk away from it now.”
Logan’s term as assessor ends Aug. 31, 2017, due to the needs of the assessor’s office. Since she still has more than a year in office, she doesn’t have any specific plans for the future, but said she is “open to all possibilities right now.”
During her time in office, Logan helped the assessor’s office jump into the digital world.
“I was excited to establish an online presence with the assessor’s office — we now have resources and information on the Pettis County website,” she said. “Also something I’m excited we started is the opportunity to file online personal property sheets.”
She said her departure has nothing to do with coworkers or other elected officials, or even bad experiences, as she’s had a “great experience.”
“I’ve enjoyed (my time in office) very much,” Logan said. “I’ve enjoyed the people I’ve met, enjoyed serving the public. Everyone who came in the office, we make sure they leave with an understanding of what’s going on. I’ve enjoyed it tremendously. … I’m really thankful for the time I’ve had in office, for the support everyone’s given me.”
Nicole Cooke can be reached at 660-826-1000 ext. 1482 or @NicoleRCooke.