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Boreing announces run for County Assessor

A lifelong resident of Washington County, Tennessee, William “Forrest” Boreing intends to run for the office of Washington County Assessor of Property in the May 4 Republican Party primary. He is the oldest child of Cecil and Kitty Boreing, and his father served the country in an educational role for more than 40 years.
A 1970 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School, Boreing is a farm owner, former downtown Jonesborough business owner, recent retiree of Eastman Chemical, and landowner for more than 30 years. For almost 35 years, Boreing has been married to his wife Sharon. He is an active member, deacon, and past chairman of the deacon body of Boone Trail Baptist Church.
He emphasizes, “I love my church, the church body, and have enjoyed being able to utilize my talents in numerous mission projects both abroad and at home here in Eastern Tennessee.”
He also adds, “As a lifelong Republican, and after a 38-year career in industry, I want to give back to the area I’ve called home my entire life. I want to serve as a good steward for the people of this county as your Washington County Assessor of Property.”
The assessor of property manages a team of professional appraisers to ensure property within the county is appraised at fair market value. It is also the assessor’s role to listen and represent the people.
“I want to ensure the honesty, openness, integrity, and the ethical practices that I have always used in my professional and personal life are used in this position to ensure equitable value for all property in Washington County,” states Boreing.
Boreing will hold his official campaign kick-off on Saturday, Feb. 13, from noon to 2 p.m. at White’s Corporate Office, 410 Princeton Road, Johnson City.
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Currently, Boreing’s only opponent running for the position is Scott Buckingham, who took over as county assessor after Monty Treadway retired. Buckingham was appointed to the spot last year.