Ryan Epperson turned in paperwork on Thursday to run for register of deeds, the office currently held by Pam Hurst.
Mr. Epperson, who has worked in public service for nearly a decade, said he "decided to run in light of the recent controversy surrounding the office’s current occupant."
He said, “An innovative, open-door policy is exactly what this office needs to ensure the people of this county that their best interests are always top priority. Be it through official accountability, fiscal responsibility or the integration of efficient, user-friendly technology, the people of this county deserve an office that puts customer service first and keeps the needs of the people at the core of its practices. I will make that plan reality in 2014.”
Mr. Epperson, a former member of the Army National Guard, has been employed with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office since 2009.