Gov. Jay Nixon today announced his appointment of Victor Callahan, of Independence, to the State Tax Commission.
The State Tax Commission supervises assessment and equalization practices, conducts hearings for individual cases from local Boards of Equalization, assesses railroad and utility distributable property, and determines the level and quality of assessments in 114 counties and the City of St. Louis.
“Throughout his tenure in public service, Victor has worked in a bipartisan fashion to move our economy forward while making our government more efficient and holding the line on taxes,” Gov. Nixon said. “His experience will serve him and the people of Missouri well in his new role on the State Tax Commission.”
Callahan represented Missouri’s 11th State Senate district since 2003 and served as minority floor leader since 2008. Prior to being elected to the State Senate, Callahan served as a member of the Independence City Council and as chairman of the Jackson County Legislature. In the State Senate, Callahan served on several committees related to fiscal policy and economic growth, including: the Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee, the Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee, the Joint Committee on Government Accountability, and as chairman of the Progress and Development Committee.
This appointment is subject to confirmation by the Missouri State Senate.