Cary seeks property assessor’s post
Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2010 9:04 pm
Mike Cary of Woodland Mills is announcing his candidacy for assessor of property for Obion County.
Cary currently works as the county’s solid waste director and has lived in Obion County most of his life.
“Obion County is my home, it’s important to me and I love it here,” he said.
Cary is the son of the late Calvin and Ella (Hogland) Cary Sr. He has been married to Cheryl (McMullen) Cary for 30 years. She is the daughter of Bernice (Covey) McMullen of Union City and the late Billy Dale McMullen. They have four children and one daughter-in-law — Amanda Cary of Jackson, Adam and Brittany Cary of Union City and Aaron Cary and Allison Cary, both of Woodland Mills. Cary and his wife are active members of Troy First Baptist Church.
“I am running for the assessor of property office because I believe I have the real leadership skills that it will take to do this job,” he said, adding it will require “TLC.”
(T)echnical experience — He has 28 years of experience in the engineering and technical field.
Cary said the job of assessor of property requires being technically competent and being detailed in record keeping.
“I have many years experience in both the private and public sector for this quality. When I worked at Goodyear, I not only produced detail CAD (Computer Aid Drawings) for their facility operations, but I also used detail drawings on a daily basis to perform my last job assignment as the mold equipment engineer. That experience alone will be a plus for the required detail work needed for the mapping drawings of property in Obion County,” he said.
(L)eadership — He has 10 years of experience heading departments.
“Leadership is something that requires a great deal of work but also can be rewarding. I have leadership service and experience working presently for our local government, have been alderman and mayor of Woodland Mills and have worked in management for Goodyear,” Cary said.
Under his leadership, the Obion County Recycle Center has also been recognized as a model recycling program by state officials.
(C)haracter — He has a high standard of work ethic and military service.
“I have served proudly in the Tennessee National Guard from 1971 to 1977. I have a very high standard of work ethic. Keeping excellent and proper office hours to be accessible for the general public will always be a priority of mine,” Cary said.
“Again, this office demands TLC, but also it will take planning and meeting deadlines for the office calendar of events and responsibility. I am asking you to let me continue to serve you in a different capacity for Obion County as your assessor of property. Please vote for me on Aug. 5. Your vote will be appreciated,” Cary said.
Published in The Messenger 5.13.10