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Los Angeles County

Office Elected Official Term of Office Entered Office Current Term Ends
Assessor Jeffrey Prang 4 Years December 2014 December 2022
District Attorney George Gascón 4 Years December 2020 December 2024
Sheriff Alex Villanueva 4 Years December 2018 December 2022

What Does the County Assessor Do? The Assessor is responsible for 1) locating all taxable property in the County and identifying ownership; 2) establishing a taxable value for all property subject to property taxation; 3) completing an assessment roll showing the assessed values of all property; and 4) applying all legal exemptions.

The Los Angeles County Assessor oversees the largest assessment jurisdiction in the United States with 2.3 million parcels and a staff of more than 1,500 employees.

John Noguez, elected in 2010, became the first Latino elected to office of Los Angeles County Assessor in 124 years. Regretfully, he and tax consultant Ramin Salari were arrested in October 2012 on charges filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney that included bribery and misappropriation of public funds. Noguez is alleged to have received $185,000 in bribes from Salari, who, in turn, charged his clients a percentage of reductions in their property tax bill. As of April 2017, Noguez was still awaiting trial.

District Attorney Jackie Lacey is the first woman and first African American to serve as District Attorney of Los Angeles County.

Sheriff McDonnell previously served as Chief of the Long Beach Police Department, 2010-2014, and Deputy Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, 2009-2010.