As a resident of Hamilton County since 1947, I have found great success and many blessings here. I have found my wife, raised children, and successfully managed many businesses. Hard work and a business acumen have laid the foundation for my accomplishments in my career, and because those things have served me well, I feel that a candidate for Assessor of Property must possess those qualities in order to be successful.
That is why I will be voting for Mark Siedlecki today during early voting.
Mark has the business background to bring a new mission to the Assessor's Office. He is a businessman, not a career politician. He has been running his own business since age 19, serving clients in the fields of security systems and technology for business over the course of the past 37 years. His work as the founder and CEO of these firms boasts strong leadership based in hard work and responsible spending. It will mean an update of existing computer systems in the Assessor's Office.
As a businessman, I feel that we need to approach management of all government offices as business. Businesses control costs and have a loyal workforce. These ingredients are the recipe for an efficient, effective Assessor's Office, and they are practices that Mark is familiar with.
Finally, I'm in favor of Mark's advocacy for freezing property taxes on our older citizens. As an older citizen, I believe that protecting seniors from being taxed out of their homes should be a top priority for our public servants. I believe that Mark is interested in serving our seniors and not just his own self-interests. A tax freeze for seniors requires leadership in cutting costs and improving efficiency in government offices. Mark's leadership in this conversation is just further proof that he is the candidate that is the best fit for the office.
He has my vote. Please cast your vote for Mark.
George "Con" Knox, Jr.