John Basinger for Property Assessor
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:40 am
JOHN U. BASINGER FOR CANNON COUNTY PROPERTY ASSESSOR
MY EXPERIENCES As A PUBLIC SERVANT....
Served thirty seven years in the Active U.S.Army and Tennessee Army National Guard. Leadership abilility earned me promotions from Private to Full Colonel. As logistical officer I was in charge at the time of millions of dollars worth of government property. I was responsible for Maintenance and Appraisal for repairs. While seving as an officer I earned my troops respect by taking care of them and rewarding those who tried to support the mission not just by my rank.
Earned a B.S. at Tenn Tech and a M.S. at UTK in Agriculture and I have the ability to evaluate land for various production capabilities. The Green Belt exempt law and want others to be exempted if they qualified that law. I admire all the outstanding Farmers, Dairyman, Ranchers, Commerical Garders located in Cannon County. I will assist them and any property owners with respect and will be out and around to answer their questions. I have also been a dairymen and farmer and paid for my two degrees by working as a college milker and raising baby calves at both universities.
Over the years of my life in Cannon County I have always been a church member, currently a member of Cornerstone Community Church. God is first in my life followed by love for my four adult children and seven grandchildren, and fellow members of this community. I am a member of the Woodbury Lions Club, American Legion Post 279, a apprentice Mason member, Elected Board member of the Cannon County Senior Citizen Board and a 4-H Program Volunteer, Elected to the Tenn Tech School of Agriculture Board, Volunteer for the Active and Reserve Military in finding employment and solving Civil Job Problems. I have been a missionary to Haiti, and always involved in assisting low income families of Cannon County. I still care and assist Cannon youth by being a substitute school teacher and youth church teacher.
I am asking to serve as the Cannon County Property Assessor because I care for all families in Cannon that own property and being able to receive a reasonable appraisal as required by state law and tax rate assigned by the County Commisson. I will always be available to discuss and talk to property owners about property tax concerns. I know how to relate to others because of my age, life experiences and I am a property owner. I also want low income citizens to be exempted from having property taxes raised from year to year. Also if elected there will be no changes in the Property Office personnel if they choose to remain employed in the office.