Matt Strabone

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Thank you for visiting this site and learning more about our campaign!

I'm Matt Strabone, and I'm running for County Assessor / Recorder / Clerk to ensure that all San Diegans are treated fairly. Our campaign stands for these commonsense principles:

  • Pay less property tax. Nearly 150,000 homeowners in San Diego County aren't getting all the property tax exemptions they deserve. Are you one of them? We'll fix that, and we'll work with you to find other tax savings you might have missed.
  • Eliminating corruption. I will never use the power of the office to enrich myself, misuse taxpayer money, or play favorites. We must demand better.
  • Ending bigotry. We will always serve all the people of our county, no matter who they are or who they love, equally and with an open heart.
  • Public records belong to you, the public, and we will make it easier and less expensive for you to obtain copies of them.

This is a campaign of new ideas and new energy, and with your help we will upgrade the County Assessor / Recorder / Clerk's office and make it work for all of us.

Please vote Matt Strabone for Assessor / Recorder / County Clerk on June 5, 2018.

Thank you.


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In the News: April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018: San Diego Union-Tribune: County assessor invested in companies that own and manage properties under his jurisdiction. Many assessors in California have policies on how to value an official’s personal property such as a house — for instance, handing the job off to counterparts in other counties to avoid a conflict of interest. But investments like those Dronenburg has in companies with real estate holdings are a gray area. Matthew Strabone, the San Diego lawyer challenging Dronenburg on the June 5 ballot, said it is not appropriate for an elected assessor to buy and sell shares in companies that own property subject to their assessment. “My opponent can have a directly beneficial impact on these companies and he stands to benefit himself from that potentially beneficial impact,” he said. “This is the very definition of a conflict of interest.” Strabone said assessors should be prohibited from investing in companies that own property within their jurisdiction. “Sometimes holding public office requires sacrifice, and this is a reasonable and necessary sacrifice for the County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk to make,” he said.
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In the News: April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018: San Diego Union-Tribune: Candidate for assessor-recorder-county clerk accuses incumbent of violating disclosure rules. Matthew Strabone filed a sworn complaint accusing Dronenburg of accepting $5,000 from the Republican Party of San Diego County on April 4 and failing to disclose the contribution within 24 hours as required by state law. “I am deeply disappointed in my opponent’s callous disregard for campaign disclosure laws and the underlying purpose behind them: to ensure that our elections are conducted in a fair and transparent way,” Strabone said.
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