Guilty Until Proven Innocent Is Not The American Way

Monday, February 17, 2020

I retired in 2015 from the Hamilton County Assessor’s office with 40 years of service. I did not serve the current assessor but am in touch with current and former employees.

I have spoken with Marty Haynes on several occasions and been impressed with his approach to leadership. He ran on plans to improve the office, and he has done well in my opinion. Improvements are visible and above all he backs his employees.

I believe the accusations made by his challenger is an attack on the whole office. Based on conversations with current employees, it is a shared sentiment. I believe a person running for office should run on their merit and unproven allegations have no merit. I do not think the dirt thrown is constructive and will lead to better appraisals. There is proper appeal procedure to challenge values and public acquisition is not proper procedure. 

Marty Haynes has done the job we elected him to do. He has my vote, my confidence and deserves re-election.

John Woody Sliger


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