A generational legacy of service

By | February 1, 2018 8:47 am

Angie Mackie Wilhite

Angie Mackie Wilhite announces her candidacy for the office of White County Trustee. She is running as an independent candidate in the August general election. She hopes to follow in the footsteps of her father, the late Floro Mackie, who served as trustee in the 1960’s.

For the past 20 years, Wilhite has served the residents of Sparta as a member of the accounting department in city hall. Her job there is virtually the same as that performed by the County Trustee, even using the same software for property tax receipts.

Over the course of her municipal experience, she has completed many accredited, certified courses of instruction and legal training to enable her to complete her work properly and according to code. Receipting property taxes, which is a major part of the trustee’s job, is something with which Wilhite is very familiar.

In today’s political climate, Wilhite feels strongly that residents have the right to trust their elected servants explicitly. She vows to continue the high standard of integrity that has been established in the Trustee’s Office for as long as she is allowed to serve. She is a person of high moral character and is counted a trusted employee and friend to all for whom she works and knows.

Wilhite has been married to Ed Wilhite, the son of Bobby and Loretta Wilhite, for 38 years. She is the daughter of the late Floro and Juanita Scott Mackie and grew up in the Cherry Creek community, along with brothers Bobby and Glenn, and one sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Jack Ware. Angie and Ed Wilhite have one daughter, Mary Beth Haston, who is married to Drew Haston, the son of Roger and Dara Haston. Ed and Angie Wilhite also have one brand-new granddaughter, Annabelle.

“I vow to treat every citizen with respect, dignity, and kindness, to provide an unparalleled level of customer support in the trustee’s office, and to work as hard as I possibly can to be a public servant that you will never have to regret having voted for!,” said Angie Wilhite. “I always have held a deep affection for my home county and her people, and I look forward to meeting with as many of you as possible between now and August. Many of you I already know, and I am anxious to greet those of you I have not been privileged to meet. Finally, I want to take this opportunity to humbly ask you to give me your vote and the honor of being your servant in the White County Trustee’s Office.”

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