Gordon Fox announces candidacy for assessor of property position
Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 9:18 pm
Gordon Fox of Woodland Mills has announced his candidacy for Obion Coun-ty’s assessor of property in the Aug. 5 general election.
“I ask your support and your vote in the upcoming election,” he said. “I offer voters a strong work ethic, a sense of fairness and honesty, and a pledge to be dependable and professional with all people. I possess sound judgment, the necessary people skills, thoroughness and competence to perform an excellent job for the people of Obion County.”
Fox, 48, who was born and raised in Obion County, is a 1980 graduate of Union City High School and a 1985 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin. He graduated from UTM with a major in agriculture and a minor in business administration. He also attended the DPA Tennessee Assessment Law Workshop in Jackson, conducted by the State of Tennessee.
He has been employed as a sales representative with Reynolds Brothers Tire Company in Union City for the last 25 years. He also owns a 168-acre farm, along with his sister, Carol Abernathy.
Fox, son of the late Margie Fox and Billy Sam Fox, is married to the former Melodye Futrell and has three stepchildren, Brandi Alley, Nick Scott and Amber Scott.
An avid fisherman and hunter, he is one of the founders of the youth duck calling competition held each year locally. In addition, he is a veteran member of Reelfoot Lake Bass Club and serves as its president. Fox also helped establish and provides leadership for the Reelfoot Lake Junior Bass Club for youths 12-18 years old.
“I want the people to know that I have the ability to communicate effectively and my capabilities include excellent supervisory and organizational skills in handling multiple responsibilities,” he said. “I would consider it a high honor to serve as their assessor of property, and I humbly seek their support and votes.”
Published in The Messenger 6.9.10