Rolf Erickson of Plymouth is a Vietnam Veteran, a retired Meat Cutter and Butchers Union member, a former Hennepin County employee, and a professional tax appraiser currently contracted by five western Hennepin County municipalities. Rolf has pledged to cut his salary by 10%; Rolf made up his mind to run for county commissioner, because he knows first hand that the current Property Tax System is broken and needs major reform. Rolf has over thirty years experience as a Property Assessor, Rolf Erickson understands the importance of maintaining essential county service’s while at the same time holding the line on property tax increases in a bad housing market. Rolf told me that property taxes have risen while the average value of a home has decreased between 25-60%. That is why he is running on reforming property taxes RPT as he calls it.