The Harris Central Appraisal District's board of directors will add three new publicly elected members in the May 4 countywide election.

Appraisal board members serve in more administrative roles, such as hiring the chief appraiser and setting the appraisal district’s annual budget. The elected board members are not setting local property values, as previously reported in Community Impact.

The Harris Central Appraisal District has approximately 1.8 million parcels of property to assess each year with a total market value of approximately $575 billion, according to the organization's website.

How we got here

Texas voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment cutting property taxes in November. The lengthy proposition also added three elected positions to appraisal district boards in counties with populations over 75,000.

Harris County Clerk officials said in an email the estimated cost to administer the appraisal district election is $4.1 million.

On the ballot

The newly elected directors will take office on July 1 and serve a term that expires on Dec. 31, 2026, according to an HCAD news release. Serving on the appraisal district board is also an unpaid position.

For the largest appraisal district in Texas, Harris County voters will choose from the following candidates:

HCAD, director at-large, Place 1
  • Kathy Blueford-Daniels
  • Ramsey Isa Ankar
  • Bill R. Frazer
HCAD, director at-large, Place 2
  • Janice W. Hines
  • Melissa Noriega
  • Kyle Scott
  • Jevon German
  • Austin Pooley
HCAD, director at-large, Place 3
  • J. Bill
  • Amy Lacy
  • Mark V. Goloby
  • Pelumi Adeleke
  • Ericka McCrutcheon
What residents should know

Sample ballots are available on the Harris County election website—found here. Early voting centers will be open from April 22-30 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and noon-7 p.m. on Sunday, according to the county election website.

Hannah Norton contributed to this report.