Monday, February 23, 2015

Cannady running for Madison Tax Assessor

The Norman Cannady, Jr. Campaign issued the following press release:


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.


Anonymous said...

Norman - thanks for your willingness to serve as Madison County Tax Collector. While fairly and impartially maintaining the tax rolls according to law is the primary function of this office, you will encounter many challenges along the way. Doing the right things; making the right decisions will not always coincide with political expediency. Your experience and credentials will serve the taxpayers of Madison County well. We are praying for you, Ashley and your children! They will be your strongest and best advocates!


Anonymous said...

Complex for sure.

Anonymous said...

and Irby Ford's dreams get squashed once again. Cannady is a good man and will serve in this position well.

Anonymous said...

So the outgoing guy kept his retirement a secret right up to qualification deadline to give an advantage to his insider employee while withholding notice from the public. Don't you just love democracy!

Anonymous said...

10:55 good god how much time does someone need to go to the circuit clerk office to sign up. You think this is the horse and buggy days and it is an all day trip to Canton. The deadline is Friday at 5pm. You think you can sashay your sissy ass up to the clerks office by then?

Anonymous said...

As was mentioned in barbers withdrawal comments, atleast he didn't pull an Andy Taggart.

Anonymous said...

Faggert plotted and schemed with his morally bankrupt retired military buddy, the "honorably" (cough -cough), discharged DI "snake in the grass" Smith to rig the sign up process by Faggert withdrawing 5 minutes after the deadline had passed. Next time you see DI Smith and Candy Faggert thank them for their "dishonorable service" to the citizens of Madison county. You will not be forgotten ladies.

Anonymous said...

The negativity and name-calling never cease to amaze me. Madison County is in better shape than most places in Mississippi due in large part to our elected officials.

Whoa Nellie! said...

Having submitted many posts for consideration that were deemed unacceptable, and having no lasting shiv-a-git about any of them, I am real surprised JJ let that assinine post at 3:50 hit the page.

Can't imagine the physological issues that were present in the drafting of it.

Anonymous said...

Madison county is in good shape due to leaders like Karl Banks, Paul Griifin and Rudy Warnock. Their leadership is what has allowed the county to grow and prosper. They are pro development and pro business. Anyone who tries to open a business in Madison the city has to deal with Mayor Mary who is more concerned with how a building looks than the jobs the business will create. Keep up the good work Guys!!

Engineer Creates Jobs said...

Please give an example, just one, of jobs brought to Madison County by Warnock, Banks and Griffin. I'll wait.

Hyphenator said...

They did create a park out from nowhere that will never be built but that resulted in thousands of hours of overtime for certain employees. Do that gonna count as jobs created? I think that's the way Obama counts jobs.

Anonymous said...

warnock the warlock has a job making MILLIONS off the tax payers of Madison county because of banks, griffin and their underlings. I'll name Tim 'Elvis The Pelvis' but he's been gone too long altough he was a supe when warnock was brough on board.

Anonymous said...

Hell if you think Warnock is making big bucks you should look at Waggoner Engineering and Neel-Schaffer. They hauled in almost $20million from the tax payers in the last 14 months!! Warnock is small time incomparison. Go check it out at

Anonymous said...

12:48. There is nothing wrong with making money if it is done legal. Legal means doing the work and not paying kickbacks, ect.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm you must be some kind of moron 12:48. Do you honestly think that Warnock is breaking the law and getting away with it in some way. He has been looked at by some many people for so many years I would say that his business is clean. The next thing you will say is that he is paying of EVERYBODY. Wake up.

Anonymous said...

12:48 3 firms were being discussed making money. Why run to defend Rudy? It is very rare to pay off everyone; just a couple.Few businesses of this nature are clean and still in business. Some are just much worst than the others.Ray Mabus put folks away for near nothing.

Anonymous said...

ok, this comment/question is off base and not Rudy bashing.....Cannaday is running for assessor.....since the circuit clerk closed her office at noon two days in a row due to weather that didnt come, will that extend qualification deadline?

Anonymous said...

7:34 No

Anonymous said...

Thank God, Cannaday has an opponent. John S. Evans.....maybe some more will qualify.

Anonymous said...

glad to see he's not going in as assessor free and clear. Atleast now he's got to work for it.

It'd be nice of someone qualified for collector.

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