FARMINGTON – Dale L. Peterson is announcing his intentions to run for the seat of county assessor in the coming election.
He is currently Director of Tax Administration for Davis County. He was appointed to that post in 2012.
Previously, Peterson worked as an appraiser in the assessor’s office and was later promoted to the position of data analyst.
“I believe that I am uniquely qualified to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Davis County Assessor’s office,” Peterson said.
“My education both inside and outside of the assessor’s office have given me a perspective which allows me to see the critical issues while providing me with the tools to address those issues,” he said.
Prior to coming to work for the county in 2006, Peterson was an independent assessor. He was also a managing partner in two other small businesses.
Educationally, Peterson received a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate from Utah State University and an MBA from the University of Utah.
He also is a certified Residential Evaluation Specialist (RES), and Assessment Administration Specialist (AAS), which are designations from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). He was elected as a board member of the Utah chapter of the IAAO.
Peterson has been active in the Republican Party, holding various positions, including membership on the county executive committee.
“I developed a strong work ethic early in life while working with my father in the family cattle business,” Peterson said. “I also worked summers in landscaping and construction.”
He and his wife Cindy are the parents of four sons. They live in Layton.