Williamsburg commissioner of the revenue retiring

Commissioner of Revenue Judy Nightengale Fuqua has announced she will not seek reelection after 16 years on the job.

The announcement will place the position on the Nov. 7 election ballot. Nightengale Fuqua said he plans to fulfill the remainder of her term ending Dec. 31.

Nightengale Fuqua spent 16 years as commissioner of revenue, and she previously served for 10 years as the deputy commissioner.

"I have really enjoyed being a public servant and assisting taxpayers. For me, there was something very gratifying in helping someone and sending them away satisfied, and I will miss that," Fuqua said. "I thank all the City employees and the local Commissioners for their kindness and support over the past 26 years."

A commissioner serves a four year term. Job duties include registering property for local taxes, assessing personal property taxes and helping prepare state tax returns.

Applicants interested in being placed on the ballot can pick up an informational packet from the registrar's office at 401 Lafayette St.

Candidates must collect 125 signatures from voters registered in the city.

The deadline to file with the registrar is 7 p.m. on June 13.

Find more detailed information at elections.virginia.gov or call the city voter registrar's office at 220-6157.

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