Meet Your Treasurer
Charles "Hos" Hoskins
The Maricopa County Treasurer is responsible for collecting all real and personal
property taxes for the state, county and incorporated cities and towns, school and special
districts, and then distributing those funds to the various jurisdictions. With more than
30 years experience in the Arizona property management system following a career in the
U.S. Air Force, Charles "Hos" Hoskins is ideally suited to accomplish these duties.
Like many Arizonans, Hoskins first came to the state as a young fighter pilot at Luke
Air Force Base. After flying 274 combat missions in Vietnam and being awarded the Distinguished
Flying Cross, "Hos" retired from the Air Force and he and his wife moved to Arizona in 1975.
He began his new career working for the Arizona Board of Tax Appeals - first as an appraiser
and then as the Clerk of the Board. Ten years later he joined the Department of Revenue as
Assistant Director of the Property Valuation and Equalization Division. Later he became the
Director of the entire department.
In 1989 "Hos" left government service and became a property tax consultant with a national
firm serving several hundred clients throughout the Southwest.
"Hos" retired in 1995 and was later appointed to serve on the State Board of Equalization by
then County Supervisor, (and now Governor) Jan Brewer. The BOE is an agency charged with hearing
and deciding appeals of property valuations and classifications. As a member of that board he
heard more than five-thousand appeals.
The County Treasurer is an elected position with a four-year term. Hoskins was reelected in
November 2012 receiving over nine hundred thousand votes, the most ever by any county
candidate. His term expires January 1, 2016
He has taught property tax classes at a private real estate school and written several
articles on the Arizona property tax system.
"Hos" has been married to Eleanor for over 50 years. They have a son, daughter, and two grandchildren.