Chief Deputy Treasurer Melanie Bracy announces for Craighead County Treasurer

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Craighead County Chief Deputy Treasurer Melanie Bracy of Jonesboro has announced her intentions to seek the position of Craighead County treasurer.

Craighead County Chief Deputy Treasurer Melanie Bracy

Russell Patton III, who served as the county treasurer for the past 24 years, is not seeking reelection due to health reasons. Bracy said she is honored to have worked for Patton for the past 12 years.

"The knowledge and training that Russell Patton has given me is priceless, and I will be forever grateful for that," Bracy said. "I feel my qualifications working as your chief deputy treasurer place me in a unique position to run for this office. It is exciting to ask the citizens of this county for a promotion to serve as their next county treasurer."

Bracy has a total of 17 years of service with Craighead County. She has worked in the treasurer's office for the past 12 years, the last nine of those as chief deputy treasurer. Prior to that, Bracy worked in the offices of the county clerk and county assessor.

"Craighead County is a great place to live, work and raise a family," Bracy said. "I have enjoyed tracking the steady growth of our county over the past 12 years as your chief deputy treasurer, and I see an even brighter economic future for the citizens of Craighead County.

Bracy is a lifetime resident of Craighead County. She is a member of the Arkansas County Treasurers' Association and has completed numerous hours of continuing education through the association. Bracy is active in the Craighead County Democratic Women and serves on the county Democratic Central Committee. She is married with two children and one grandson. Bracy and her family are members of Christian Valley Christian Church in Jonesboro.

Election for this position will be held in the May 22 democratic primary election.

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