"I am honored to serve the people of this great county as their county assessor and I make a pledge to them to operate this
office in a manner that treats all taxpayers fairly and with the respect they deserve."
King County Assessor
Lloyd Hara, a respected veteran public official, was reelected as King County Assessor on November 2011.
Hara (pronounced Har-ah) is a tireless advocate for taxpayers
and a champion of openness and transparency for government agencies. He most recently served as a Seattle Port Commissioner,
bringing new levels of accountability and leadership to the Port.
"I am honored to serve the people of this great county as their county assessor and I make a pledge to them to operate
this office in a manner that treats all taxpayers fairly and with the respect they deserve."
Lloyd Hara was King County's youngest auditor, an award winning nationally recognized
Seattle City Treasurer, and a public finance expert.
A Seattle native, Hara graduated from Roosevelt High School and the University of Washington, where he obtained a BA in economics with a foreign trade emphasis and a Master's Degree in
His distinguished record of public service spans more than 40 years. He served in the US Army
as a Lt. Colonel and retired from the Army Reserve.
He served four terms as Seattle City Treasurer from 1980-1992, winning accolades from the Government Finance Officers
Association, the Association of Government Accountants and the Municipal Treasurers Association of the US and Canada. He
is a past president of the organization.
He led the Northwest Municipal Treasurer's Institute and the Northwest Clerks Institute, which provides leadership and
technical training for local government employees at Seattle University's Institute of Public Service.
He also served as the regional director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and served as adjunct professor at
Hara founded Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials, the Seattle International District Rotary,
the North Seattle Community College Foundation, and many other community based organizations. He is past president of the
Japanese American Citizens League, Seattle Chapter.
He also served on the board of the Puget Sound Blood Center, the American Red Cross, the Boy Scouts, the Seattle Library
Foundation and other local organizations.
Hara and his wife, Liz Anderson, own a local print brokerage. The couple
lives in Seattle.