My name is Ryal Siem and on March 3, 2011 I will be formally announcing my
candidacy for the Bossier Parish Tax Assessor.
I am a lifelong resident of Bossier Parish having attended Bossier Parish Schools in Haughton and Bossier City. I graduated from Airline High School in 1979. I then attended LSU-Shreveport where I earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies.
My wife, Terri Hamous Siem, and I have been married for over 28 years. My wife works for the Bossier Parish School System and teaches 5th grade at Benton Elementary. We have two children who are both married. Our children and their spouses live in Bossier Parish.
This June, I will have 30 years of service with General Motors. Currently I am a
Production Superintendent. However, I have held many leadership positions and several special assignments within the organization. I have been recognized by GM management for my integrity, trust, perseverance and composure under stress. I have multi-functional experience in Employee Relations, Human Resources and Manufacturing. I have become very accomplished at planning, budgeting and conflict resolution. I have managed groups of employees from as small as five to as large as several hundred. I have maintained a very strong rapport with both GM leadership as well as our workforce. I have demonstrated professional agility and the ability to lead
The Parish Tax Assessor’s primary responsibility is to ensure the citizens of Bossier Parish, that all property is assessed in a fair and equitable manner. If elected Tax Assessor I assure you that all assessments will be fair and equitable.
I have the skill and leadership that is required to perform the duties of the Tax Assessor.
I also have the integrity, the trust and character that the citizens of Bossier Parish are looking for.