Ms. Cartwright is an attorney with extensive legal experience in property tax law and heads the property tax initiative at TTARA. She was the director of the Property Tax Assistance Division for the Texas Comptroller and was responsible for overseeing biennial reviews of appraisal districts and school district property value studies, training for appraisal review board members, rule-making, and other matters. Ms. Cartwright was the general counsel for the Bexar Appraisal District and was Assistant General Counsel for Comptroller Carol Keeton Strayhorn. As a lawyer she has defended appraisal districts in litigation, advised appraisal review boards, provided legal opinions concerning administrative law, open records and meetings, appraisal methodology, and other public law issues and consulted with elected officials and staff of local taxing entities concerning property taxation.
She received her law degree from the University of Houston. She has a master of public affairs degree from the LBJ School at The University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas.