Reeves takes the helm of tax commissioner’s office

Election 2020, News
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Daniel Reeves was elected as the Pickens County Tax Commissioner in the August 11 run-off. He assumed the role early following the resignation of Darrin Satterfield.

Although Daniel Reeves won last night’s run-off election for Pickens County Tax Commissioner, the former Chief Deputy Tax Commissioner has taken the reins of the department early, following the resignation of the Darrin Satterfield, who held the position for one term. He was sworn in on August 7.

Satterfield resigned his position as tax commissioner following a scalding review by an independent law firm specializing in human resource matters.

“I received notification on August 5, it went to originally sent it to  Governor Brian Kemp, Judge David Lindsay, probate of Pickens County and me,” said Rob Jones, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. He added that Lindsay appointed Reeves to fill the term.

Jones was quick to point out that, as an elected office the Tax Commissioner does not report to the commissioners.

“The only thing the county and the chairman of the board of commissioners do is supply him with a place to work and help doing their budget,” said Jones. “They don’t have to go by the county handbook or use the county insurance.”

Satterfield served one term, but had been hired by former tax commissioner Sharon Troglin.

According to a press release from the board of commissioners, they hired the independent law firm to investigate and analyze operations in the office after receiving multiple complaints.

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Darrin Satterfield resigned his position as Pickens County Tax Commissioner following an investigation into how the office was run.

The result was a 500-page report, including exhibits, along with specific recommendations.

Jones said the details of the report are protected under client-attorney privileges and only a few people have seen it.

“I can say we are extremely disappointed with the rampant mismanagement in the tax commissioner’s office,” Jones stated in the press release. “We are deeply concerned about the employees, and deeply concerned about the office’s ability to serve the residents of Picken’s County.”

The next steps is a financial audit of the office “ensure compliance with state and federal financial requirements and the appropriate use of taxpayer funds.”

Reeves said he’s very grateful for all his supporters to helping him and was ready to get to work.

“I want to get the office restored, set policies and procedures,” he said. “I want to put people before politics, once you do that, everything falls into place.”

Reeves with 2,503 votes narrowly defeated Amy Gibson, who had 2,348 by 155 votes in the August 11 run-off. Because no one is running as a Democrat in the November electionn, Reeves, who has worked in the tax commissioners office for nine years.

Reeves said earlier, if elected his priority would be to make the tax commissioner’s office a place of integrity.

 

Pickens County Tax Commissioner run-off: Amy Gibson

Election 2020, Politics
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gibsonAmy Gibson is on the ballot for Tax Commissioner in the Pickens County run-off election on August 11, 2020. Voting is already underway and candidate Gibson, has answered some questions to help voters decide how to cast their ballots.

Why do you feel like you are the most qualified for this position?

I bring the best of both worlds to this position – 20 years of tax, tag, and title experience coupled with accounting, business management, budget and personnel experience. I think it will take a multi dimensional person to make this office run smoothly and efficiently. I dont just have training, I’ve worked the positions!

List your qualifications/experience that is applicable to  this position.

As stated in my previous answer, I have worked with dealerships as a tax, tag, title and accounting clerk for 20 years. Also in that time, I worked as a cashier, a collections manager, an Accounts Payable clerk, a branch manager, a marketing manager, and I’ve done profit and loss statements with budgetary considerations. I’ve set an office budget and stayed in it!

What do you want the voters to know aboutgibson you that will help them make a decision?

I’m fair, honest, and willing to help anyone that needs it. I’m willing to pull up the bootstraps and get to work for the people of my county.

What are some issues in the PC Tax Commissioners office would you like to improve on?

Morale, efficiency, and teamwork. Also, procedures need to be streamlined and collections should be consistent.

gibsonHow can voters contact you with questions?

My number is 770-893-8751, and my email is [email protected]. You can find me on Facebook @ Amy Gibson for Pickens County Tax Commissioner.

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Pickens County Tax Commissioner run-off: Daniel Reeves

Election 2020, Politics
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reevesDaniel Reeves is on the ballot for Tax Commissioner in the Pickens County run-off election on August 11, 2020. Voting is already underway and candidate Reeves, who is currently serving on the board, has answered some questions to help voters decide how to cast their ballots.

Why do you feel like you are the most qualified for the position?

I am the most qualified because I have worked in the office for nine years. There isn’t much I haven’t done in the office. I’ve handled the digest, bankruptcy, filing.

List your qualifications/experience that is reevesapplicable to this position.

Three years at the Carl Vinson Institute for Tax Commissioners at the University of Georgia; three years Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia; four years  Delinquent Tax Seminar Institute; Ex-Officio Deputy Sheriff

What do you want the voters to know about you that will help them make a decision?

We have a 96-97-percent collection rate. I’ve helped make customer service a priority. We have partial payment plans, draft payment ability. We’ve tried to make it easy and accessible.

I’ve been a pastor for 22 years, so I’ve been dedicated to serving the public. I enjoy serving the community and I pray for this community daily. I currently serve at Encounter Life Church in Jasper.

What are some issues in the tax commissioners office would you like to improve?

Our current tax

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commissioner has been good. There are some things I’d do differently. We’re working to create an office that runs on integrity. We want to start having Facebook videos about any decisions that will affect the public so we can get their opinion.

How can voters contact you?

Cell: 770-377-1902

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daniel.reeves.5872

Email: [email protected]

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