Press Release - Having served 38 years in the Campbell County Treasurer’s office, I am announcing that I will not run for re-election for Campbell County Treasurer. Instead, I will be endorsing the candidacy of my chief deputy, Becky Brazelton.
Make no mistake, I love my job, but I’m at a point in my life where I would like to retire. I am going to miss it and the decision to leave has been a difficult one, however, the time is right for me to step down. I have enjoyed meeting the many challenges that come with the position. I want to thank the people of Campbell County for their continued support throughout the years. It has been a privilege to serve the citizens of Campbell County. I have enjoyed my job, the people I have served, and the people from other offices and agencies that I have worked with for many years. I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to the hard working and dedicated employees who have worked on my staff and supported me in this position. My goals would have been unattainable without them.
I have grown as a person in this position as Campbell County has grown in population. With the Advancements in technology we have gone through many changes from typing registrations and using posting machines for property taxes to using only computer programs. Since 1976 Campbell County has gone from licensing 10,000 vehicles a year to 80,000 a year and property tax assessments of $12,000,000 to $350,000,000. Motor vehicle registrations expired at the end of February years ago but now we have gone to a staggered system. After the legislature meets every year, there are changes that are required due to passing of new laws and those laws must be implemented with the existing programs or new programs may be needed.
Deputy County Treasurer, Becky Brazelton, is prepared to step into this leadership role. Brazelton, a lifelong resident of Campbell County, has worked for the County Treasurer’s office for the past thirty two years. She is committed to maintaining the integrity of the office and has the background and experience needed to do the job. She has my full support. Becky has the knowledge of every phase of the office as well as the day to day operations and will allow a smooth transition into the future.
Again, I want to thank all the other elected officials and individuals who have supported and assisted me in serving Campbell County’s residents.