My name is Phyllis Grant Wheeler, and I want to be your next Tax Commissioner. I'm asking for your vote on Nov. 2.
I feel I am well-qualified and capable of handling the duties and functions of the Tax Commissioner's office. I hold a bachelor of business administration degree with a major in management from the University of Phoenix and am presently enrolled in the masters degree program at Troy (State) University, Augusta campus.
I have been a supervisor of as many as 150 individuals and have managed budgets in excess of $1 million. I am presently the GME (Graduate Medical Education) Fellowship Program Coordinator for the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia ensuring that six young doctors receive and complete the training they need to meet ACGME requirements to become certified pulmonologists.
I am a Vietnam era veteran, serving in the Army and the Air Force where I received Army and Air Force Commendation Medals for outstanding service, overseas ribbons, expert rifle badge, and many other noted achievements. I could list many achievements and name many organizations of which I am or have been a part of, but how many organizations one is a member of does not speak to whether they can or cannot effectively manage an office.
As Superintendent of Elections for this county for over 11 years I feel I have proven that I am capable of managing and directing an office in an efficient and effective manner. I think my "people" personality and friendly demeanor are important traits that make me the best choice for Tax Commissioner.
Most of the citizens of McDuffie County have had some type of contact with me, and know that I have always tried to treat everyone as an equal. No one is less or deserves less for any reason, even those who have worked for and with me.
I have one son, who is a Marine and stationed in Baghdad, and one daughter, who is a college senior.
I am asking everyone to consider my candidacy and vote for change. I am asking for the vote and support of all McDuffie Countians on Nov. 2 and continued support after the election.
Phyllis Grant Wheeler