Vollie Boehms unopposed in OC county clerk race
Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 11:23 pm
Vollie J. Boehms is officially announcing her candidacy for re-election as county clerk of Obion County.
From being a novice to being the longest serving county clerk in the county’s history, she was first elected in 1978 from a field of 11 candidates. Since then, she has run unopposed in both the Democratic primary and August general elections.
“I have never considered myself a politician, but rather a public servant,” Mrs. Boehms said. “Unlike national and state politicians, local officials come in contact with the general public on a daily basis. Whether Democrat, Republican or Independent, I consider myself the people’s candidate.
“I was raised with conservative views and have always believed in hard work, treating everyone with respect and being fair and impartial with all. I believe these qualities have proven my sincere dedication in serving the people of Obion County,” she said.
Mrs. Boehms was born and raised in Obion County, one of five children of the late Vollie “Junior” Council and Camilla (Ams) Council.
A 1972 graduate of Obion County Central High School, she worked a couple of years at Brown Shoe Co. and received an associate of arts degree from Freed-Hardeman College (now Freed-Hardeman University) in Henderson.
She worked during the summer of 1975 in the office of General Sessions Court and began working in the county clerk’s office in 1976. In 1992, she received the level of Certified Public Administrator from the University of Tennessee and has continued to be recertified each year by taking a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education.
She married Gary Ray Boehms in 1981 and they currently reside at 580 Yellow Hammer Road near the Troy-Ebenezer community.
Mrs. Boehms said she worships with the Main Street Church of Christ in Troy and considers herself “blessed and very fortunate to live in a land that still allows the Freedom of Religion.”
She is a member of the Tennessee Association of County Clerks (TACC) and formerly served as both secretary/treasurer and president of the organization. She has also served as a board member and president of the Tennessee County Clerk Organ Donor Awareness Foundation board and is a member of the County Officials Association of Tennessee (COAT). As former president of TACC, she has served on the board of directors for COAT as a voting and non-voting member.
She is currently president of the West Tennessee Regional Association of County Clerks.
According to Mrs. Boehms, with the recent transition of business tax collections from the local to the state level, her office continues to work closely with business owners and CPAs in complying with the new state law. In connection with motor vehicle title and registrations, they offer online renewal registrations.
“I wish to thank everyone for their past and continued support and always welcome your comments and concerns regarding all aspects of the clerk’s office,” she said. “Although I am running unopposed, I would certainly appreciate your complimentary vote of approval. I also wish to thank my office staff for their hard work and dedication as county employees.”
Published in The Messenger 4.14.10