Rana Buchanan announces candidacy for property assessor
Posted: Monday, June 7, 2010 9:04 pm
Rana Buchanan is formally announcing her candidacy for Obion County assessor of property.
She is a lifelong Obion County resident.
“It is with great honor that I seek this position,” she said. “If elected, I will serve with dignity, pride and integrity.”
Mrs. Buchanan said devotion and pride in this community run deep in her veins. Her great-great-grandfather came to Obion County in the mid-1800s.
“Obion County is where I have raised my family and where I will be buried,” she said. “We are blessed to live in a community that allows our children to grow up safely in a peaceful environment among people who still hold dear traditional values.”
She has completed 112 classroom hours in the principles of rural appraisal by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Over her well-rounded career, she has worked in several different areas and is now a supervisor at Tyson Foods.
Mrs. Buchanan worked in the banking business for over 13 years in this area and has appraisal and lending experience. She also worked for the Obion County Soil Conservation District, surveying and doing farm inspections.
She is a 1979 graduate of Obion County Central High School and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1983 with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural business. She graduated from the Dale Carnegie Program in 1997 and the Obion County Leadership Program in 1995.
Mrs. Buchanan has been married to Gary Buchanan, a Goodyear associate of 33 years, for 29 years. They have a son, Garrett, who just graduated and will attend Dyersburg State Community College in the fall; and two daughters, Whitney McCullar, the wife of John McCullar, of Medina and Lindsey Caldwell, the wife of Nathan Caldwell, of Nashville.
She is the daughter of Herman Denning of Obion, Ralph Woody of Brighton and the late Annabelle Denning.
A member of Troy Church of Christ, she has served five years as a trustee for Gibson Electric Membership Corp. and currently serves on the Obion County United Way board and the Angels in Recovery board. She is also a member of Troy Chapter 432 Order of the Eastern Star and is a former member of Kiwanis Club, the Obion County Nursing Home board, the Parent-Teacher Association and the Hickman (Ky.) Rotary Club, a former Project Graduation officer and a former participant in the Obion County School System’s mentoring program.
“I would like to sincerely ask everyone in Obion County for their vote but I know it will be nearly impossible to do it in person,” she said. “Thanks to the people of Obion County for this great opportunity.”
Published in The Messenger 6.7.10