Former Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey Endorses Marc Gravitt For Register Of Deeds

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Marc Gravitt, Republican candidate for Hamilton County Register of Deeds, received the endorsement of former Hamilton County Mayor and former Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey. 

"Marc has been an effective public servant and will continue to do a great job in the role of Register of Deeds,” said Mr. Ramsey who served as the chief executive of Hamilton County for 16 years. “Marc’s business and administrative experience will be a tremendous asset in being the best candidate for this important job.”

The Register of Deeds oversees 16 employees and a budget of over $1 million in the office that is the guardian of all critical legal documents, such as property deeds, mortgages, powers of attorney and military discharges, and oversees the collection of levies and fees statutorily required within the Office’s jurisdiction. The position of register is open after the announced retirement of the 23-year incumbent Pam Hurst. 

"I am honored with the endorsement and trust of Mr. Ramsey," said Mr. Gravitt. "As a business owner, I am frequently in the Registers’ Office as a customer and appreciate the value of the office and have the unique perspective to make the customer experience the priority.” Mr. Gravitt has been the owner of Gravitt Auctions & Appraisals, a real estate and business liquidation company, for the last 25 years. 

Mr. Gravitt's career in public service began when he joined the U.S. Army in 1984.  He served at home and abroad for six years. While operating the family auction business, Mr. Gravitt has served as an East Ridge City Council member, the vice mayor of East Ridge and is completing his service in House District 30, which includes parts of Chattanooga, East Ridge, East Brainerd, Apison and Collegedale. 

The Republican primary is set for May 1 with early voting beginning on April 11. 


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