It is with great pleasure that I support Marty Haynes for re-election as our assessor of property.
I have grown up with Marty and his entire family and you could not find a more honest and ethical person to hold this position. We have served on several committees together and I can assure you he is someone we all can trust and I think his record to date shows exactly that fact.
Everyone within the current office that I have spoken to have all expressed their approval of all the positive changes he has made since he has taken the reins of this office.
Unfortunately, as we get closer to the election, his opponent must think it is time to start slinging mud. Don’t be fooled. Marty is still the man for the job. Hold your head high, Marty, as I know you will.
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When Marty Haynes ran for assessor of property, he had a vision for where he wanted to take the office, and in the last four years he has accomplished many of his objectives. He has made the office more user friendly by extending the hours of operation and updating the technology; by providing educational opportunities, several employees have turned their jobs into careers with better pay and better benefits. A more professional staff benefits the public; also, the first female appraiser was hired by Mr. Haynes. For taxpayers, Mr. Haynes has kept his promise by returning over $500,000 of our money back to the county treasury. These are a promises made, and promises kept.
The citizens of Hamilton County are fortunate to have an elected official whose efforts have been
recognized by his colleagues in naming Mr. Haynes East Tennessee Assessor of the Year. Through Mr. Haynes’ guidance, the Hamilton County Tax Assessor office was awarded the state’s first three star designation by the Tennessee Office of Assessing Officers. The future looks bright under Marty’s leadership.
If Mr. Haynes’ opponent has a vision for the office, he should share it with the voters and stop the negative unsubstantiated campaigning; voters prefer the positive.