County Mayor Jim Coppinger endorses Marty Haynes

Mayor Coppinger

Hamilton County Mayor Coppinger Endorses
Marty Haynes for Assessor of Property


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 3, 2016) – Hamilton County Commissioner Marty Haynes, and the Republican nominee for Assessor of Property, announced today that he has received the public endorsement of Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger.

“The best choice for our next Assessor of Property could not be more clear, which is why I am honored to endorse Marty Haynes in this race,” said County Mayor Jim Coppinger. “Marty is a proven conservative leader that is known for bringing a business approach to our county government that delivers accountability and transparency. Marty Haynes continues to be a trusted steward with your tax dollars and has stood firm making fiscally responsible budget decisions to prevent tax increases.”

With 30-plus years of private business experience, Commissioner Haynes currently works for the largest foundry supply house in North America where he manages an annual budget of more than $4 million and works with more than 500 clients across the region. Commission Haynes has also used his extensive business background to make government better for you while serving on the Hamilton County Commission since 2012, where he has always voted for a balanced budget without increasing property taxes and established a process where taxpayers can have online access to the discretionary spending for each district.

Coppinger continues, “Both Bill Bennett, the retiring incumbent, and his predecessor, Claude Ramsey, were elected to the Assessor’s Office following successful business careers and serving on the Hamilton County Commission. In private business and on the County Commission, Marty has demonstrated his ability to be an effective leader that we can trust with modernizing the Assessor’s Office. Hamilton County residents can rest assured that property assessments will remain fair and accurate for the most valuable investment most anyone has – their private property.”

The Assessor of Property is responsible for setting the appraised value on each parcel of land in Hamilton County. This administrative position operates according to strict guidelines and regulations established by state law overseeing a $3.5 million budget and managing 40 employees who are responsible for assessing every piece of property and parcel in Hamilton County that is owned by homeowners, property owners, realtors and developers.

“Mayor Coppinger is a strong leader who has been a role model for elected officials at all levels of government,” said County Commissioner Marty Haynes. “I am proud and humbled that he has chosen to endorse me in this election. His fresh vision and track record of accomplishments has served our county well for many years, and I am committed to doing the same by moving the Assessor’s Office forward into the future and working to ensure all taxpayers are treated fairly and have an equitable appeals process.”

The Early Voting period for this election begins Friday, July 15, and runs through Saturday, July 30, with Election Day being on Thursday, Aug. 4.

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