Endorsements

Dava Kauffman has worked for three Commissioners of the Revenue during her 27 years in the office: C. B. Harrell, Jr., Charles Crowson, Jr., and Priscilla Bele.  All three of these Commissioners fully support Dava Kauffman and her candidacy to be the next Commissioner of the Revenue for the City of Newport News.  Who better than those that have done the job to endorse the next one?      Join these Commissioners in supporting Dava Kauffman when you vote in the democratic primary on June 13. 

Join Mayor McKinley Price in endorsing Dava Kauffman in her candidacy to be our next Commissioner of the Revenue for the City of Newport News.

Join Vice Mayor Tina Vick in endorsing Dava Kauffman in her candidacy to be our next Commissioner of the Revenue for the City of Newport News.

Join Commonwealth Attorney Howard Gwynn in endorsing Dava Kauffman in her candidacy to be our next Commissioner of the Revenue for the City of Newport News.

Join Senator Monty Mason in endorsing Dava Kauffman in her candidacy to be our next Commissioner of the Revenue for the City of Newport News.

During the recent 2017 General Assembly session Dava Kauffman met with Delegate Marcia Price in Richmond to study the impact state code changes have on local taxation. Dava understands the importance of partnering with our state legislators for the benefit of the citizens of Newport News. Please join Delegate Price in endorsing Dava Kauffman in her candidacy to be our next Commissioner of the Revenue for the City of Newport News.

Join Delegate Mike Mullin in endorsing Dava Kauffman in her candidacy to be our next Commissioner of the Revenue for the City of Newport News.

As an elected Constitutional Officer, Sheriff Gabe Morgan understands how important it is to have qualified individuals serving the citizens of Newport News. Please join Sheriff Morgan in endorsing Dava Kauffman in her candidacy to be our next Commissioner of the Revenue!


Having a positive productive work relationship between the Commissioner of the Revenue and the City Treasurer is vital to ensuring the complete and accurate assessment of local taxes for our citizens and our government. Dava Kauffman has that relationship with our City Treasurer Marty Eubank. Join Marty Eubank in endorsing Dava Kauffman in her candidacy to be our next Commissioner of the Revenue for the City of Newport News.



Endorsement Letters

Letter from Bob Stenzhorn to the Editor of Daily Press, published June 5, 2017

Dear Editor,

I am writing in support of Dava D. Kauffman will continue her service to our city by election as the Newport News commissioner of the revenue. Her demonstrated experience in 27 years of working in the office is a solid foundation for its future.

The commissioner of revenue is an elected constitutional position in Virginia but requires much more than residency and good standing in the community. The position requires an intimate knowledge of the workings of that office in areas such as the assessment and regulation of tax matters, business licenses and its interactions with residents, other city departments and state agencies.In her present role as chief deputy commissioner of the revenue, I have worked with Ms. Kauffman on business issues relating to licenses and taxation, as well as in the appeals of real estate valuations. I find her personable, extremely capable and ready to lead.She deserves your support in the June 13 primary as well as in the November general election.


Bob Stenzhorn

Newport News

Newport News Treasurer, Marty Eubank

Supports Commissioner of the Revenue Candidate - Dava Kauffman

On Tuesday, June 13th, voters will be casting their vote to include selecting the democratic nominee for the retiring Newport News Commissioner of the Revenue, Priscilla Bele. I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Bele for the last 29 years… and I look forward to working with our next elected Commissioner.I cannot emphasize the significance of the duties administered by the Commissioner of the Revenue. This includes the assessment of taxes and fees for individuals and businesses inclusive of: Personal Property, Business License, Machinery and Tool, Local Excise Taxes, and others. The Commissioner also administers the Real Estate tax deferral and exemption programs and co-administers the DMV Select services. Elected Commissioners server at the pleasure of the voters and are directly accountable to the taxpayers. They provide fair and equitable assessment of taxes and the protection of confidential taxpayer information.I have had the honor and privilege of serving as your City Treasurer for over 19 years. My office works in close partnership with the Commissioner of the Revenue to serve the citizens and businesses of Newport News. I have known Dava Kauffman, Chief Deputy Commissioner, for nearly 28 years. I can personally attest to her professionalism, character, work ethic, and dedication to her office, staff, and citizens. Because of these reasons, I am fully endorsing Dava Kauffman in her campaign to be elected your next Commissioner of the Revenue. Please take a moment to stop at your precinct on Tuesday, June 13th, to cast your vote.

Marty Eubank, Treasurer

City of Newport News

Daily Press Letter to the Editor

Dava Kauffman is running for election as commissioner of the revenue for the city of Newport News in the June 13 primary. I hope you will join me in supporting her.

As commissioner, I worked her for many years and I always found her highly capable and dedicated to doing her job in a professional manner. Ms Kaufmann gets along with her coworkers and as well as the general public which she serves.With her extensive experience, I can think of no one more ideally suited to be our next commissioner of the revenue.


C.B. Harrell Jr.

Retired Commissioner of the Revenue

Newport News.

Daily Press Letter to the Editor

May 24 Letters: Dava Kauffman

I support Dava Kauffman for commissioner of the revenue for the city of Newport News. I hired Ms. Kauffman in the commissioner's office shortly after she graduated high school, and she demonstrated leadership and management skills very early in her employ.  I observed her ability to nurture these attributes over the years while serving in several capacities. She has always exhibited ability and integrity as well as her compassion and dedication to the citizens of Newport News.

Please join me in supporting Ms. Kauffman for commissioner of the revenue on June 13.

Charles D Crowson 

Commissioner of the Revenue 

( Retired )

 City of Newport News

Newport News Vice Mayor Tina L. Vick

Supports Commissioner of the Revenue Candidate- Dava Kauffman

To All Residents of Newport News: I am endorsing Dava Kauffman for Commissioner of the Revenue for Newport News. As Vice-Mayor, I realize the importance of having a professional working relationship with the other elected officials in our city. It is vital that those elected to serve our citizens are experienced and capable of implementing the decisions of the City Council. I know that Dava Kauffman has the experience and integrity to perform the duties of Commissioner and that, as your elected officials, we will work together in this vital partnership to serve the citizens and businesses of Newport News. Please join me in voting for Dava Kauffman in the democratic primary election on June 13.

Tina L. Vick,
Newport News

Newport News Commissioner of the Revenue, Priscilla Bele

Supports Commissioner of the Revenue Candidate- Dava Kauffman

To Newport News Citizens,Dava Kauffman is the most qualifed candidate to be the Commissioner of the Revenue for the City of Newport News. She has the relevant tax and management experience to continue her public service to the citzens and businesses. Dava Kaffman has worked for me for the past 27 years in the office of the Commissioner of the Revenue having served the last 5 years as my Chief Deputy. She has received promotion after promotion as she progressed through the different tax departments within the Commissioner’s office. I trust that she knows the tax laws and the impact they have on our citizens. She has my full support and endorsement as well as the previous two Commissioners, C. B. Harrell, Jr. and Charles Crowson, Jr. Please join usand vote for Dava Kauffman on June 13 in the democratic primary.

Priscilla Bele, Commissioner of the Revenue
City of Newport News