Marty Haynes, the assessor of property for Hamilton County, as much as he strives to keep his spot in Hamilton County’s government, told members of the Pachyderm club the job was not the defining facet of his life.
“I love my job and I love going to work,” said the speaker, “But let me be clear. This is my job, it is not my life. I’m going to seek re-election and I love my job, but my family is my life.”
The assessor of property is responsible for recording each piece of property in Hamilton County and assigning it a value.
Because of the important nature of his office’s job, he said he and his staff are under pressure at all times, something Mr. Haynes is very aware of, saying, “We have nothing to hide, since we are audited by the state. They have honor and integrity, and take pride in what they do. Their work is public, and when someone calls and says their work is wrong, they take it personally because you’re challenging their work.”
The speaker paid special attention to the less homogenous nature of his staff during his presentation, saying “In the general 2016 election, I went on the radio and they asked what I’m going to do about diversity. But here’s what we have done. There had been no female appraisers in Hamilton County ever. We now have three, and I’m extremely proud of all three of them. They’ve been a good fit for us.”
“I am running for re-election, and it I don’t get it, I’ll be looking for a job,” said the speaker, reiterating his desire to keep his job, “I’ve done what I said I wanted to do when I took office. I haven’t done everything yet.”