Joe was first elected in 2010 to serve as the Marion County Assessor. Joe started his assessing career with the Center Township Assessor's Office in 1990. In 2003, Joe became the Chief Deputy in the Pike Township Assessor's Office, later serving in that same capacity in the Warren Township Assessor's Office. After Governor Daniels ordered the Reassessment of Marion County in 2007, Joe joined the Marion County Assessor's office as a Deputy Director of Reassessment. In June 2009, Joe was named the Director of the Assessment Division for the Marion County Assessor.
A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Joe has attended IUPUI and has earned Level III assessor certification, and is an Indiana Real Estate Broker.