Marsha Phillips, Craighead County Collector, announces for re-election
CRAIGHEAD COUNTY - Craighead County Collector Marsha Phillips announces that she will seek re-election.
Prior to her election to the tax collector post in 2012, Phillips served as a deputy collector in the office.
According to a news release, last year, Phillips and her staff collected $58.5 million in revenues to fund public schools and local governments. Phillips strives for fiscal responsibility, which is evident in her office's operating budget not having any spending increases since taking office in 2013.
Phillips continuously updates and advances the computer systems in her office to streamline processes, ensuring that citizens receive the most efficient service possible when visiting the collector's office to conduct business. In a record setting 2015, citizens utilized electronic payment options, including online credit and debit card payments and telephone e-check, to submit $4.7 million in current and delinquent tax payments.
Phillips has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education with the Arkansas Tax Collector's Association. She has held every position and has personally done every job in the collector's 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 belongs to you -- the people."
Phillips is a graduate of Jonesboro High School and attended Arkansas State University. She is a member of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, Beta Sigma Phi Women's Organization, the Jonesboro Business and Professional Women, and the Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion, Post 21. In addition, Phillips volunteers with the United Way.
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.