Willie M. Feese, Jr. announced in an email to the Community Voice Tuesday night that he would be withdrawing from the PVA race.
His son, Jeffrey Feese, filed for the PVA seat late Tuesday, the last day to file for the primary.
The complete email is below:
To the voters and taxpayers of Adair County.
It is with a heavy heart and mixed emotions that I express my intentions of retiring at the end of this present term of office that in my case ends in December. For 29 years I will have served the citizens of Adair County as your Property Valuation Administrator.
After much prayer and deliberation my wife Donna and I have decided the time is right for handing over the reins to our son Jeffrey who will serve the county well. He has the necessary experience and know how to continue the same friendly, courteous and professional service that we have strived to provide to the citizens of this great county. He has over 23 years of service in the office of property valuation both locally and in Frankfort having served as the supervisor of the western section of the state for the Department of Revenue which encompasses 40 counties for a number of years as well as serving as PVA in a number of counties when the PVA has retired or a vacancy existed until a PVA could be appointed or elected. He knows property tax inside and out and will be fair and reasonable in his duties here in Adair County.
Due to health concerns both in the family as well as friends, we feel the time is right for our retirement and we look forward to spending what time we have left on this earth with our grand and great-grand children.
Again we sincerely thank and appreciate the many friendships and acquaintances that we have made these past 29 years and look forward to many more as we move on to the next chapter of our lives.
Thank you sincerely
W. M. Feese, Jr,
Adair County PVA