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Caring for my community as
a public servant

As a lifelong resident of James City County, I am fully committed to this community and its citizens. Serving as the Commissioner of the Revenue for 24 years, I have had the privilege to meet and be of service to countless residents. I was gratified to be able to approach the Board of Supervisors last year with a course of action that lowered taxable values on vehicles during an unprecedented inflation in vehicle values, giving citizens a bit of relief from what would have been a severe spike in their personal property taxes in 2022.


Citizens are able to contact my office and speak directly with a deputy without the need to leave a message. We do not use third-party out-of-state vendors when serving the needs of citizens but prefer face-to-face assistance so we can provide the most personalized help possible. Appointments are never necessary to receive assistance with part-year or other state tax returns or any other state income tax questions.  I also volunteer in helping international students prepare their yearly tax returns.


I am an elder at my church and also serve as the church’s financial secretary.  I am a member of the James City Ruritan Club, donating more than 21 gallons of blood and making over 100 cakes for refreshments over the years during the blood drives we sponsor.


I graduated from Hampden-Sydney and served for 10 years in private practice doing accounting, taxes and bookkeeping. Before being elected as Commissioner, I worked for six and a half years as the Business Tax Auditor in the Commissioner’s office. Staying up to date with tax codes and changes is vital; I do so by being a member of the Virginia Association of Assessing Officers and the Commissioner’s Association.

Richard Bradshaw is a lifelong resident of James City County who is an elder of his church and a longtime member of the James City Ruritan Club
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