Beth Rush is the Assessor for Ashley County, Arkansas. Her principal duties are to discover, list and value all property, real and personal in the county using specialized computer software systems (CAMA & GIS). She is in her fourth term as Assessor and eleventh year in Ashley County government. Prior to being elected, she was the County Election Coordinator and Deputy Registrar for the Ashley County Clerk. Before working in county government, she was the Manager/CFO of a local warehouse for ten years.
In addition to her Assessor duties, Beth is a Level 4 Senior Appraiser and a Level 4 Senior Administrator of the State of Arkansas administered under the direction of IAAO (International Association of Assessing Officers). She is a graduate of Crossett High School and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She has also received certification from Leadership Crossett and Arkansas Voter Registration courses.
Beth is a member of the Arkansas Assessor’s Association and is in her 2nd term as District 4 Board Member for the Association. In 2016, Beth was appointed to the Arkansas GIS Board for a 4-year term by Governor Asa Hutchison. She is also a member of the Arkansas Association of Counties, IAAO, IAAO-Arkansas Chapter, and Kiwanis Club where she served as President (2014-2015).
Beth and her husband, Reuben, are lifelong Ashley County residents with five grown children and one grandchild. They are members of North Crossett First Baptist Church. In her free time she likes to read, listen to music and travel.