Ed Havill is a 36 year career politician who left a terrible – and costly – legacy for Lake County taxpayers.
He’s been called out time and again for actions that are “unfair to taxpayers and defy reason”.
He’s spent his career in politics wildly fighting – often with our tax dollars – to tax everything from incomes to church property…even lawn bowling.
36 years of career politician Ed Havill’s antics. A lifetime of punishing taxpayers.
It defies reason.
"What they need to do is abolish homestead exemptions. Then the tax base is going to broaden and everybody is going to pay their fair share," Havill said.-Orlando Sentinel, 12/10/89
The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday against Lake County Property Appraiser Ed Havill in a landmark case that could have brought hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra property tax revenue to the county. Havill, who began his battle with Scripps Howard Cable Co. in 1989, appraised the company based on its income. The cable company said Havill's method of figuring the tax bill is tantamount to an income tax, which is prohibited under Florida law. -Orlando Sentinel, 4/24/98
In a terrible economy, under Ed Havill’s watch, Lake County’s properties are one of the top five most overvalued properties of any county in the state.
Check out the 2011 Review of Assessment Results for yourself at the Florida Department of Revenue.