July 16, 2018

Pettitt Continues Support for Senior School Tax Exemption

Monday, July 16, 2018

PETTITT CONTINUES SUPPORT FOR SENIOR SCHOOL TAX EXEMPTION

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN, GA – Republican Nominee for Hall County Board of Education Mark Pettitt today announced his intentions to maintain his support of the school tax exemption for seniors. 

“We are blessed to live in such a wonderful community, a community that our seniors have worked their entire lives to build,” said Mark Pettitt. “When I ran for School Board in 2014 I committed to work towards lower taxes and a more efficient education system. That commitment has not changed.” 

Pettitt’s campaign sent direct mail to voters pledging to fight for the senior school tax exemption during the 2018 Republican Primary campaign in May. 

“Hall County has been designated one of the best places to retire in America because of our great quality of life, access to world-class healthcare and our friendly tax environment,” said Pettitt. “Our seniors have paid their fair share of school taxes many years after what many other counties deem appropriate.”

While many other counties offer school tax exemptions for seniors at ages lower than 70, Hall County Schools leaders and the Gainesville Times have recently discussed the cost of the exemption to the school system. Gwinnett County exempts seniors at age 65, Cobb at 62.

“Republicans stand for protecting taxpayers and making government more efficient,” Pettitt remarked. “I will not back down from my commitment to protect our seniors, many of whom are on fixed incomes, and I am happy to face the voters at the ballot box on this issue in November."

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