Rock County property tax records indicate Brent Miller, a candidate for Milton School Board, is delinquent on tax payments for a property he owns.
The records show Miller has remaining balances of $1,932 for 2016 property taxes and $1,815 for 2017 taxes, for a total of more than $3,700.
The property is located at 3402 E. Thomas St., Milton. Miller said he rents the property as a summer home for his parents, who have lived there part time for 15 years.
Miller lives across the road at 3311 E. Thomas St. That property is up-to-date with tax payments and has no remaining balance, according to county records.
Miller expressed disbelief that he still owed property taxes.
“That is absolutely news to me,” he said.
He thanked a Gazette reporter for telling him and said he wasn’t aware because tax bills for the delinquent property are usually mailed there. But the county’s tax database lists Miller’s residence as the mailing address for the rental home.
Rock County Treasurer Michelle Roettger confirmed Miller owed taxes on the property. The county last received a payment for the rental home in February 2016, she said.
The county legally could begin foreclosure proceedings in September if the taxes remain unpaid, Roettger said.
Miller is one of eight candidates for Milton School Board. Tuesday’s primary will eliminate two candidates from the race before the April 3 election.
None of the other seven candidates were behind on their property tax payments, according to county records.
Miller believes he can still tell voters he is fiscally responsible but did not elaborate. He said he would pay the taxes soon.