NORMAN CANNADY, JR. TO RUN FOR MADISON COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR
February 23, 2015 - Norman Cannady, Jr. has qualified to run for Tax Assessor of Madison County. On Friday, February 20, incumbent Tax Assessor Gerald Barber announced his retirement after seven terms, endorsing Cannady for the position. Cannady, Chief Appraiser of Madison County since 2003, has the experience and qualifications necessary to fulfill the duties of Tax Assessor.
“Madison County is one of the most complex and progressive counties in the state. During the last 12 years, I have worked with the citizens of Madison County, as well as major industries and developers, to ensure that the county’s property tax values are fair and accurate,” Cannady said. “As Madison County continues to grow, I will work with other officials to maintain the high standards which have made Madison County one of the best places to live in Mississippi.”
With over 20 years’ experience in real estate and appraising, Cannady holds numerous licenses and certifications. He is a certified MAE (Mississippi Assessment Evaluator), the highest designation conferred by the Mississippi Department of Revenue, the agency responsible for monitoring ad valorem assessments and ensuring consistent appraisal and valuation of properties throughout the state. Most recently, Cannady was appointed by Governor Phil Bryant to represent Congressional District Three on the Mississippi Appraisal Board. He is also a Certified General Appraiser, which is the highest license offered by the Mississippi Appraisal Board. He is a Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed Real Estate Builder, and a Licensed Mass Appraiser. In addition, Cannady is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers and serves on the Audit Committee for the Mississippi Chapter. He also serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Jackson Association of Realtors.
“The Tax Assessor position is a very technical one. I trust the voters of Madison County will agree that Norman Cannady is undoubtedly the most qualified individual for this office,” Barber said.
“I am grateful to have Mr. Barber’s support and endorsement for the Tax Assessor position. I humbly ask the wonderful people of Madison County to lend their support as well,” said Cannady. “As Tax Assessor, I will listen and respond to the tax payers’ needs and work tirelessly to keep our office operating in the most efficient and professional manner possible.”
Norman and his wife Ashley live in Madison with their two children Eley and Emersyn. They are members of Broadmoor Baptist Church and are active in various professional and community organizations.