Judy Smith announces candidacy for Obion County property assessor
Posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 9:05 pm
Judy Smith, a life-long resident of Troy, is announcing her candidacy for Obion County property assessor in the Aug. 5 general election.
“I have worked in the assessor’s office for 31 years and serve as chief deputy,” she said. “It is the duty of the assessor of property to assess all real and personal property in the county. I have the qualifications to serve in that capacity.
“Through the State Division of Property Assessments, I have received continuous training in commercial, real, farm and personal property appraisals; and the GIS mapping system. I am certified in laws and essentials and basic mapping.
“As chief deputy, I assist the County Board of Equalization at its annual meeting. I also work with the State Board of Equalization on tax exempt real property,” she said.
Mrs. Smith is the daughter of Ruth King of Troy and the late Jimmy King. She has been married for 27 years to Timothy Smith, a Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. retiree. They have three children. Their youngest son, Todd, who is 13 and an eighth-grade student at Hillcrest Elementary School, still lives at home. Their other son, Timothy Smith, and his wife, Kathy, live in Memphis with their children, Ashley Lee and Amber Lee. Their daughter, Allison, is married to Brandon Baldwin of Troy. They have two children, Elijah Baldwin and Teagan Baldwin.
She is a 1975 graduate of Obion County Central High School and earned an associate’s degree at Dyersburg State Community College in 1977.
She is a member of Troy First Baptist Church, where she serves as church treasurer and is a member of the Budget and Finance Committee and Next Step Committee.
She is a member of the Hillcrest Parent Teacher Organization, having served as a former officer, and the Hillcrest Booster Club. She has also worked with Obion County Project Graduation and with the Goodyear Children’s Fishing Rodeo.
She assists with the Troy Baseball League and is a volunteer with the Obion County Fair Junior Culinary division.
In 2009, she was recognized by the Obion County Court for 30 years of service to the county in the assessor’s office.
“It has been an honor to work in the assessor’s office for 31 years. I have met many property owners over this time. I would like the public to know that as your assessor, I will continue to be available to serve each of you just as I have for the past 31 years. I believe the assessor’s office is the public’s office and I will treat everyone with respect and be fair and impartial to all.”
“I ask that with my years of experience in the assessor’s office, that you vote for me as your next assessor of property on Aug. 5. Your vote will be greatly appreciated,” she said.
Published in The Messenger 6.16.10