Tax Collector Marsha Phillips seeks second term

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

JONESBORO - Craighead County Tax Collector Marsha Phillips announced she will seek re-election as she filed Monday for a second term in office.

Marsha Phillips

Prior to her election to the tax collector post in 2012, Phillips served as a deputy collector in the office.

Last year, Phillips and her staff collected $56 million in revenues to fund public schools and local governments. Phillips said she strives for fiscal responsibility and that it is evident through her office's operating budget, which did not have any spending increases for 2014 from the previous year.

In addition, Phillips has updated the computer systems in her office to streamline processes and ensure that citizens receive the most efficient service possible when visiting the tax collector's office to conduct business.

Phillips has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education with the Arkansas Tax Collector's Association. She has held every position and personally done every job in the office, giving her a unique perspective of the duties of each of her deputies.

"I am proud of my record and years of service to the citizens of Craighead County," Phillips said. "I humbly ask for your vote for re-election so I can continue providing a competent, courteous staff who are committed to fiscal responsibility for your tax dollars. We work for you, the public, and this office is the people's office."

Phillips is a graduate of Jonesboro High School and attended Arkansas State University. She is a member of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce and Beta Sigma Phi Women's Organization.

She and her husband, Dale Phillips, reside in Bono and are members of Unity Baptist Church near Westside. They have five children and five grandchildren.

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