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City of San FranciscoCandidate for Assessor-Recorder

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Paul Bellar

Teacher / Property Appraiser
79,674 votes (25.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Modernize the office's standards so that it reflects current housing standards.
  • Clean up the housing statistics to show an accurate representation of our housing.
  • Modernize the methods of assessment so that they reflect current standards.



I became enamored with San Francisco when I moved here in 2002. I’m not a politician, so if that’s what you were hoping to hear, no need to read any further. I’m just a guy; a dad, husband, a teacher and a small business owner who loves San Francisco and has big, actionable ideas to drive change in our housing market while, mitigating our property tax burden.


  • 19 years of experience working as a teacher in public schools

  • 15 year resident of San Francisco

  • 8 years of experience working as a licensed Property Appraiser in San Francisco

  • San Francisco Small Business Owner
  • Married 10 years

  • Two kids ages 8 and 5 in the San Francisco Unified Unified School District 

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Political Philosophy

Personally, I’m tired of standing back and watching the focus of Assessor - Recorder being only on money versus the overall good of the community. I want to clean up the office that was voted dead last in California in 2015.  Politicians have neglected this office for far too long. I see our city's working class being pushed out at an alarming rate. I don’t want San Francisco to lose sight of who we are, a city that welcomes every demographic and socio-economic status, not just the wealthy.

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