In response to the financial disclosure requirement for year-end 2017, Marc Gravitt, a Republican candidate for Hamilton County Register of Deeds, will report that he has raised $100,478 from 99 donors for the May 1 primary election.
“Working hard for the citizens of Hamilton County is a privilege that will never fade. I am so very grateful for the support I have received from the business and community leaders, as well as other elected officials for the campaign ahead, and I will continue working hard to earn the voters’ trust,” said Marc Gravitt, currently serving his third term as State Representative for District 30.
The Register of Deeds office has been served by Pam Hurst since 1994, who announced her retirement effective September 1, 2018. The Register’s Office records all critical legal documents, such as property deeds, mortgages, powers of attorney, military DD214, and oversees the collection of levies and fees statutorily required by Tennessee law that governs the local constitutional office.
Joining the U.S. Army in 1984, Marc’s life of public service began first in the military but has continued locally by running his small business, Gravitt Auctions & Appraisals, over the last 25 years. Marc has served as an elected public servant as a member of the East Ridge City Council and East Ridge Vice Mayor. Today, Marc serves in the Tennessee State Representative with committee posts on the Tennessee House Business and Utilities and Local Government Committees.
In addition, Rep. Gravitt received the “Legislator of the Year” for the 109th General Assembly, and most recently, the “Tennessee Leadership Award” for the 110th General Assembly. Both awards are given annually by the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers.
Marc was recently inducted in the Tennessee Auctioneers Hall of Fame, being only the second inductee from the Chattanooga area, with the first being his father, Ken Gravitt.
Marc and his wife, Cleo, currently live in East Ridge. Cleo has worked at Notre Dame High School as a teacher for 18 years, and they attend Christ United Methodist Church in East Brainerd.
The Republican Primary election is set for Tuesday, May 1 with Early Voting beginning in Hamilton County on April 11.
Sheldon Wright, a deputy clerk in the Register of Deeds office, is also running for the position in the Republican Primary.