Mark Nelson Presents at Jan 17, 2012 News Conference on Property Tax Roll Back

Property Tax Expert

One would be hard pressed to find a professional more knowledgeable on property taxes, in Iowa, than Mark Nelson. His success in the private sector requires that he be a property tax expert.  In 2012, he lead Opt4Better in a voter education drive to address the 20% increase in local property taxes from 2006 - 2011. Click here to watch Mark's January 17th presentation and news conference on the residential roll back. Nelson pledges to bring the same level of analysis, coalition building, and activism to the state house.

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For a Better Iowa

Nelson’s active leadership role in Scott County and strong business experience make him uniquely qualified to help ensure Iowa’s fiscal and regulatory policies are positioned to support private job creation, and ensure the state’s fiscal stability.  “Iowa’s excessive corporate and commercial property tax rates hinder jobs growth, punishing our educated work force.” says Nelson.

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Scott County Native

Nelson is a Commercial Real Estate Appraiser with over 30 years experience in real estate, working for Roy R. Fisher, Inc., a Davenport appraisal firm for 20 years.  He is licensed in Illinois and Iowa.  He specializes in complex appraisals and property tax appeals in the Midwest, with tax appeals experience in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Nelson was born in Scott County, and returned to the Quad Cities to raise his children, Spenser now 23 and Aubrey 22.

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House District 93

In 2012, the state legislature redistricted voting districts throughout Iowa. Iowa House District 93 now includes more of Bettendorf than previously. Nelson lives at 3434 Forest Road, just south of Kimberly Road.

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Capital Crimes

 “Iowa’s excessive corporate and commercial property tax rates hinder jobs growth, punishing our educated work force.” says Nelson. In 2009, he founded the Opt4Better group, and lead the fight to defeat the Davenport Promise referendum, providing a detailed analysis of the economic impact of the proposed entitlement program.  In 2012, he lead Opt4Better in a voter education drive to address the 20% increase in local property taxes from 2006 - 2011. Nelson pledges to bring the same level of analysis, coalition building, and activism to the state house.

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Mark Nelson for Iowa House District 93 For A Better Iowa

Mark Nelson, Davenport, founder of the Opt4Better group, filed to run for the Republican nomination for Iowa House District #93.  Nelson’s active leadership role in Scott County and strong business experience make him uniquely qualified to help ensure Iowa’s fiscal and regulatory policies are positioned to support private job creation, and ensure the state’s fiscal stability.  “Iowa’s excessive corporate and commercial property tax rates hinder jobs growth, punishing our educated work force.” says Nelson.



Nelson was born in Scott County, and returned to the Quad Cities to raise his children, Spenser now 23 and Aubrey 22.   Both children graduated from Davenport Central High School.  Spenser lives at home, and Aubrey lives in a Community Care Group Home in DeWitt.

Nelson is a Commercial Real Estate Appraiser with over 30 years experience in real estate, working for Roy R. Fisher, Inc., a Davenport appraisal firm for 20 years.  He is licensed in Illinois and Iowa.  He specializes in complex appraisals and property tax appeals in the Midwest, with tax appeals experience in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Nebraska.

Nelson has been active in the community coaching and umpiring in Southeast Little League, Davenport, and as a member of the Davenport Park and Recreation Advisory Board for 8 years, and chairman for the past four years.  With the Park Advisory Board, he was a member of the Duck Creek Task Force, the Fejevary Task Force - helping to close and re-purpose the Zoo, and the Credit Island Task Force - helping direct the redevelopment of the park.

In 2009, he founded the Opt4Better group, and led the fight to defeat the Davenport Promise referendum, providing a detailed analysis of the economic impact of the proposed entitlement program.  In 2012, he led Opt4Better in a voter education drive to address the 20% increase in local property taxes from 2006 - 2011.

“I am looking forward to meeting each of the residents of District 93 and working hard to earn their support.  I believe working together we can create jobs in Iowa.”

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