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Hallett to run for Putnam County Assessor

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- Lorie Hallett has announced her candidacy for Putnam County assessor on the Republican ticket.

Hallett has 11 years of experience in county government, including being elected to two terms as the Greencastle Township assessor from 2003 until 2008 when legislation eliminated township assessor positions. As township assessor, Hallett prepared the budget using only necessary tax dollars to operate the office.

In 2008, Hallett accepted a position with the Putnam County assessors' office, where she headed up the personal property department. During her time as an elected official, Hallett was in charge of all personal property assessments, payroll, the budget process and was involved in the real assessment process.

Hallett is a level II state certified assessor/appraiser and has completed courses required to become a level III certified with the state requiring level III certification by the end of 2013.

She is a member of the Indiana Assessors Association and the Association of Indiana Counties. Her focus as an elected official is to assure each taxpayer of Putnam County will be treated fair and equally and in a courteous, friendly atmosphere.

Hallett said she would also like to explore new ways to assess in order to save the taxpayers money and to have more accurate information.

Hallett is a lifelong resident of Putnam County and a graduate of South Putnam High School. She resides in Greencastle with her husband Shane. They are the parents of two daughters, Hanna Cochran and Jessica Cochran, and grandparents of Jaiden Jones. She and her husband attend New Hope Fellowship.

Hallett said she looks forward to serving every taxpayer in Putnam County and appreciates the continued support in the May 4 primary election.