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    Young County Tax Assessor-Collector, Nancy Thomas, will not seek a sixth term for the 2020 election after serving in the position for almost 20 years. (Leader photo by Nathan Lawson)

Nancy Thomas not seeking sixth term in 2020 election

After 39 years as an employee of Young County, including five terms as Tax Assessor-Collector, Nancy Thomas has decided to not seek a sixth term in the position for the 2020 election.

Thomas said, after 20 years in the position, it is time to move on to other interests.

“There is just some things I want to do, maybe do some bit of traveling, I am in to quilting and I would like to pursue it full time,” Thomas said. “I hope to volunteer at the church, I go to First Baptist Church, and I want do some volunteering down there and maybe some other places. I just want to do something different for awhile.”

The Tax Assessor-Collector said prior to her time working for the county she worked in a sewing factory.

“I went to work for the county April 1, 1980 and there was a job opening at the courthouse and I went and applied and I was hired,” Thomas  said. “I worked as a deputy (Tax Assessor-Collector) for 20 years, before I decided to run for the (Tax Assessor-Collector) office.”

Thomas, who became chief deputy Tax Assessor-Collector, said she was encouraged by many people to run for the office and she won the 2000 general election by a vote of 4,601 to 2,283 to earn the seat.

For the rest of the story, see the Saturday, Nov. 2 edition of The Graham Leader.



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