Jackie Raley sets the (political) bar

Susan EspirituFarragut, Our Town Neighbors

Jackie Raley and friends of Jackie kicked off at least two parades on July 4th in Farragut and Powell handing out Tootsie rolls and flags and celebrating our country’s freedom.

Jackie Raley is a candidate for Knox County Property Assessor in 2024, but she is not the ordinary politician at heart. She is as she says, “a firm believer in elected officials doing the right thing.” So, she is running for a political office to serve the people of Knox County only because it is the only way to get the position.

John Whitehead, current property assessor, and Charlie Cameron (in the car)

Jackie is a lifelong Fountain City resident and worked a family business for over 20 years before taking a job in the assessor’s office in 2009. She spent several years in different positions working as the courtroom clerk for sessions judges and served Knox County Juvenile Court as the clerk supervisor.

Raley returned to the assessor’s office in 2016 to serve as chief deputy under John Whitehead who is term limited so, Jackie says, “I am stepping up to run because I love this job, and I’m passionate about serving Knoxville and Knox County.”

Jackie Raley is in the role of politician for now, and she is doing it with the class she has always shown in every other role of her career.

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