Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Paul Bettencourt
by TexasGOPVote on October 31, 2010 at 9:19 PM
Paul Bettencourt is Treasurer of the No Rain Tax PAC and has been working to stop the proposed Proposition 1, a massive new property tax that will tax even our churches, schools, and charities! Learn more about the special interest, big government proposal at StopProp1.com.
Paul Bettencourt is the Chief Executive Officer and an Owner of Bettencourt Tax Advisors, LLC. Bettencourt Tax Advisors, LLC was formed in 2009 to bring Paul’s years of public service and knowledge of property taxes, as well as his years of business experience to the private sector. He spent ten years leading the Harris County Tax Office as the elected Tax Assessor-Collector in the nation's third largest county. As the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector, Paul managed nearly 500 employees who provided property tax services to millions of local residents in Harris County and collected 5 Billion dollars a year for 65 local taxing jurisdictions, the county and the State of Texas. Paul Bettencourt received the “Taxpayer Advocate of the Year” award from the Americans For Prosperity and many other recognitions of his statewide effort to reduce property tax increases for all Texas Taxpayers. Through Paul’s leadership at the Tax Office, his team developed a Customer Service driven organization which started with an extensive Web Site that included on-line tax bills, and then the first On-Line Automotive registration and Property Tax Payment System in Texas. The Harris County Tax Office became the first County Tax Office in Texas to bring automation in all areas of Tax Office operations by replacing all of its core business systems in Property Tax Collection, Automotive Registration, and Voter Registration with a 21st Century State of the Art Systems whcih quickly became industry standards. Because of his vision and implementation of Technology, "Smart Government" policies, and Best Business Practices that the Tax Office was able to increase the number of Taxiing Jurisdictions it served from 44 to 65 during his tenure. He did all this while maintaining his yearly 25 Million dollar operating budget flat over his decade long term of service. Paul's career prior to taking public office included providing consulting services for clients in Industry and Government sectors; servicng as V.P. of Sales and Director of Sales and Marketing for the Industrial Systems’ Chemical, Oil and Gas Division of a large multinational firm where he oversaw an annual sales budget of $100million; and managing national accounts in the robotics industry both nationwide and abroad. Paul now brings the same vision, customer service effort, technology experience, and Best Business Practices to Bettencourt Tax Advisors, LLC where his decades of experience in property tax services, industrial/commercial sales, and management will bring comprehensive property tax solutions to taxpayers.
Paul Bettencourt is also the former Republican Party of Texas Treasurer, former Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Harris County Republican Party, and a National Republican Party Delegate from Texas in 2000, 2004, and 2008. The "Taxman" can be heard on KSEV 700AM on Friday from 4 to 6 PM as the chief Amigo.