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Property Assessor David Morgan said some employees in his office “just wouldn’t do what I asked them to do, so I had to terminate them for that reason.” The turnover in his office has been called a record by one county official.
Assessor's employee turnover: Records show 30 changes in almost four years

Employee turnover in the Roane County Property Assessor’s Office has become an issue in this year’s campaign.

“We have had many, many employees come through that office,” said Molly Leggins Hartup. “The turnover rate has been very high.”

Hartup is one of three people challenging incumbent David Morgan for the property assessor’s job. Since Morgan took over on Sept. 1, 2012, there have been roughly 30 employee changes in his office, according to County Payroll Officer Linda Stooksbury.