2018 PRIMARY ELECTION
MAY 7, 2018
Early Voting Begins
MAY 22, 2018
Preferential Primary Election
MARION COUNTY CANDIDATES
TONYA A. EPPES
Marion County Assessor Tonya Eppes has announced that she will seek re-election in 2018. She will be seeking her second term as assessor.
“I feel that being the Marion County assessor, you are voted in to work for the citizens of the county and it is my job to make sure that everyone is treated fairly, equitable and with the utmost respect,” Eppes said.
Eppes began her real-estate career in 1994 at a local real estate office. In 2006, she joined the Marion County Assessor’s Office and received her Level 4 Senior Appraiser License.
“Having nine years of experience prior to becoming the assessor in 2017, I was able to walk in and start working,” Eppes said.
As Assessor, Eppes has implemented a cross-training system with employees to ensure office always runs smoothly to better serve the public. Her office has also been working with the fire districts to attach fire codes on each parcel of land and with the county inspector to get building permits caught up. Eppes said her office has also been working on long-term projects like attaching surveys to each parcel and identifying all county-owned land.
Eppes is a longtime resident of Marion County. Eppes and her husband, Barry, have been married 22 years and live in Yellville. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.
“I am asking for your support and your vote in May to continue to work hard for you and try to make the assessor’s office as efficient and helpful as possible.”
Email: [email protected]
Alesia Owen has announced that she is
launching her campaign for election to the office of Marion County Assessor in
the May 22, 2018 Republican primary.
Owen served as Assessor in 2015-2016
and during the time Owen was in office, she implemented new policies and
procedures to help the office run more efficiently and effectively. “I believe in utilizing technology to improve
convenience for our constituents, which is why I made real estate records available
online for the residents of Marion County and implemented online assessing for
personal property and businesses. I also
streamlined the process to obtain a building permit by having the applications
moved to the Assessor’s office, making it much more convenient for our
residents. My staff and I worked diligently
to input correct legal descriptions and accurately map parcels, one of my
priorities will be to complete the mapping of all parcels. My door will always be open for everyone to
come in and visit if you have any questions or concerns, everyone will be
treated fairly and with respect.” Owen is
certified as a Level 4 Senior Real Estate Appraiser and a Level 4 Senior
Administrator. She is licensed as a
Principal Broker and Instructor. Owen is
a member of the National Association of Realtors, Arkansas Realtors
Association, North Central Board of Realtors, Marion County Cattlemen’s
Association, Marion County MRC and the Mid-MC Rotary Club.
“As your Assessor, it was an honor to serve the people of Marion County. I look forward to having the opportunity to once again serve the taxpayers by providing an environment that includes superior customer service, fair and equitable assessments and convenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call, text or email me anytime. My phone number is 870 404-1015, email [email protected] I appreciate everyone’s support and I am asking for your vote.”
COUNTY CLERK/CIRCUIT CLERK
I am excited to continue to serve the citizens of Marion County. During my first year as Clerk, I made many changes to the office. We applied and received a grant for over $35,000 for the purpose of purchasing a new and upgraded software for the land records. This upgrade paved the way for other new changes. In the early spring, the office began scanning in the case files. As of January 2, 2018, attorneys have had the ability to e-file their cases to us. You can view the files on line, caseinfo.aoc.arkansas.gov
Besides court related duties, the clerk's office is responsible for the posting of payments to the accounts of child support, and mailing such support to the parties, in accordance with the court. We issue marriage licenses, prepare payroll for county employees, and prepare payments to the vendors for the county.
One of the most important aspects of work in the Clerk's office is to maintain voter registration and land records. The office works closely with the election commission, maintains jury records, and archives county documents from 1887 to the present. These are just a few examples of the many duties of the Marion County Clerk's office, and I am proud to say that our office has the experience to handle them all.
I will be
honored to continue to serve you as your County and Circuit Clerk.
I, John Massey, am seeking election to serve as Marion County Judge.
I have been a resident of Marion County since 1995. I have been married to Marsha Flippin Massey for 27 years and have 3 daughters, a son, and 4 grandkids.
As an employee of Entergy Arkansas for 30 plus years, I have spent the last 15 plus years as a serviceman/lineman in the Marion County and surrounding area. Naturally I drive the roads in Marion County regularly and I see the need for new leadership and change.
In addition to my career, I owned and operated C and C Backhoe and Dozer here in Marion County. My crews specialized in installing underground power utilities for many construction projects including Arkansas State University Mountain Home, Webb’s Landing, and Big Creek Country Club.
I look forward to all the responsibilities of the County Judge’s office and if elected, I will work closely with all county agencies and serve with integrity to ensure that all the citizens of Marion County are heard and treated with respect. My door will always be open.
Email: [email protected]
Ron McPherson has announced he is running for re-election for Marion County Treasurer on the Republican ticket, for his third term.
McPherson graduated from Yellville-Summit School. McPherson attended the University of Arkansas obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. After graduation, he worked as a Bank Manager and Internal Operations Manager. Over the last 25 years, he has owned and operated his own business, Breadeaux Pizza, in Yellville. He stills owns Breadeaux’s but has reliable staff to manage his business.
McPherson said “Involvement in the community is very important to me, I serve Marion County in many different ways. I served on the Quorum Court before becoming your County Treasurer. I’ve been an active member and past President of Mid-Marion County Rotary Club for 14 years, and my wife and I are members of the First Presbyterian church in Yellville. My beautiful wife Tami and I reside here in Yellville and have been blessed with 2 children and 5 grandchildren.
“As your Marion County Treasurer I have paid the schools, bills and Payroll in a timely manner with the help of my Deputy Treasurer Carla Purdome. We are currently brining up to date software in the Treasurer’s office that will track county finances better. I go to all training classes at the state level so I can more efficiently serve as Treasurer. The funds are balanced and checks cleared daily since I have taken Office. I am asking for your Vote and Support so that I can continue serving you as your Marion County Treasurer, “ McPherson added.
Email: [email protected]
MARION COUNTY JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
To be announced.