Robert S. “Bob” Wertz Jr.

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent

Background

Wertz graduated with a bachelor of business administration from Longwood University in 1985. Wertz has worked with the Loudoun County Department of Revenue since 1992, originally working in support of the county’s audit program, and was first elected Commissioner of the Revenue in January 2004. Wertz was reelected unopposed in 2011 and 2015 [1, 4, 5, 6].


Wertz’s accomplishments as Commissioner of the Revenue include leading efforts towards automation in online tax access, with Loudoun County being the first county in the Commonwealth to provide fully digital vehicle personal property tax account access. Wertz has also overseen growth in the residential and commercial sectors of Loudoun County, as the County’s population has increased from 200,000 to 300,000 over the duration of his work with the Department of Revenue. Wertz also serves as Northern Virginia District President of the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia, and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Loudoun Credit Union [1, 3].

Key Issues

Housing

Wertz wants to encourage private interest in understanding real estate property tax code and approbation so that private owners are more aware of their property’s values, and to ensure that real estate assessments made by the County are fair and equitable [3].

Endorsements

Loudoun County Republican Committee

Sources

1 Bob Wertz 
2 Loudoun County Republican Committee
3 Vote USA
4 Loudoun Times
5 LinkedIn
6 VDOE