Wayne Best, a candidate for Harriman mayor, had $3,006.51 in unpaid personal property taxes as of Tuesday morning.
The taxes were levied against his business, Best Exterminating. The total includes $671.69 in city of Harriman delinquent taxes.
Best, a former fire chief in Harriman, said he was unaware of the delinquent taxes.
“We’re going over to pay them today,” he said Tuesday. “I had no idea until (Roane County News reporter) Cindy (Simpson) called and said something about some taxes.”