HARTINGTON — Cedar County Commissioners had an easy decision to make last Tuesday.
The Commissioners knew right where to turn when they were faced with the prospect of replacing 26-year veteran County Assessor Don Hoesing after he announced his plans to retire.
Laurel native Jeff Curry will begin his duties as the Cedar County Assessor May 4.
Curry held the same position in Dakota County from 2011 until resigning last October to begin a new business venture with his wife in their hometown.
In November, Jeff and his wife, Gail, began operating JaG Quality Service in downtown Laurel. A ribbon-cutting for the business is planned for the near future.
The business does real estate valuation services for county governments.
Gail is the daughter of long-time Laurel residents Gene and Jan Twiford.
Jeff’s family moved to Laurel when he was a child. They both graduated from Laurel-Concord High School.
After high school, Jeff joined the Navy where he worked as an ocean systems analyst and was stationed in Virginia.
The couple was married in 1987 and have two children, Elizabeth and Skyler.
The couple is happy to be back in Cedar County after being away for so long.
“We were excited to get back to Laurel,’’ Jeff Curry said.
The business helps with sales reviews, new businesses, new developments and help with things related to real estate.
Curry said the Laurel location was the next logical step for their business.
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