Thursday, November 1, 2007

North to Step Down - Rooker to Run Blogs » Blog Archive » North decides to move on: "by Michael Cass Davidson County Property Assessor Jo Ann North has decided not to seek re-election to a fifth term, she announced today. North, who has held the office since 1992, said she’ll endorse her top deputy, George Rooker, and serve as his campaign treasurer. The election will be held in February. “After consulting with my family, and great deliberation, I decided it was time to turn the reins over to someone else,” North said in a news release. “I can do so with great pride in the accomplishments achieved during my 15 years as assessor and with the knowledge that the office can be placed in good hands with George Rooker Jr. ready to step up and continue the progress.” The release said North implemented “numerous new technologies which have improved the accuracy of property appraisals.” North was the first woman ever elected to countywide office in Davidson County when she won an at-large seat on the Metro Council in 1979. She served in the council until 1991. She is married to Steve North, an attorney and former Circuit Court judge who serves on the Metro Sports Authority. Their son Mark is a member of the Metro school board. This entry was posted on Thursday, November 1st, 2007 at 12:42 pm and "