State Representative Marc Gravitt announces run for Register of Deeds

State Representative Marc Gravitt Announces Run
for Hamilton County Register of Deeds in 2018

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Aug. 7, 2017) – Small businessman and Republican State Representative Marc Gravitt officially announces his campaign to run in the May 1, 2018 GOP primary for Hamilton County Register of Deeds, following the retirement of 6-term incumbent Pam Hurst.

“Serving the people of Hamilton County using the business experience I’ve obtained for more than 25 years is a true privilege,” noted Gravitt, currently representing Tennessee House District 30, which includes parts of Chattanooga, East Ridge, East Brainerd, Apison and Collegedale. “We continue to see at every level of government that when elected leaders come from a business background, applying conservative business principles, taxpayers will benefit from improved services and cost efficiencies.”

Pam Hurst, who has served as Hamilton County’s Register of Deeds for 23 years, announced her retirement earlier this week. The office of Register of Deeds serves an important role in county government. Working on behalf of our citizens, this position 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.

Gravitt, owner of Gravitt Auctions & Appraisal, LLC stated, “As a professional real estate broker and auctioneer for more than 25 years, I have worked directly with the Register’s office on behalf of local businesses and clients across Hamilton County. I have also witnessed first-hand how Pam has done a terrific job in leading this office. I believe understanding the office’s operations from both the side of Tennessee statute and regulations and as a frequent customer in this office, will drive my approach to this critical administrative position that serves the public.”

Marc’s career in public service began when he joined the U.S. Army in 1984. He proudly and honorably served our country at home and abroad for six years. Upon leaving the Army, Marc began his small business owner career and has grown the company into a thriving business that has conducted real estate and business liquidation auctions across the southeast for nearly 25 years.

“Marc’s legislative work on both the House Business and Utilities and the Local Government Committees and his business experience will be tremendous assets for the Register of Deeds office,” observed TN Rep. Gerald McCormick of Hixson. “Marc will do a terrific job in following Pam Hurst, who’s served our county so well.”

Marc and his wife Cleo live in East Ridge, where he has served his local community as an East Ridge City Council Member and Vice Mayor. Cleo Gravitt has taught at Notre Dame High School for 18 years and they attend Christ United Methodist Church in East Brainerd.

The qualifying deadline for the May 1, 2018 primary is February 15, 2018. The Hamilton County General Election is set for the first Thursday of August, which Aug. 2, 2018.

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“During a Primary process, the Hamilton County Republican Party does not support, endorse nor imply endorsement of any Republican Primary Candidate.”