By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
Independent candidate Bobby Burns of Corinth is running for Alcorn County tax collector.
Burns has one opponent in the race so far —incumbent Democrat Larry Ross.
Burns ran for tax collector about eight years ago among a field of around nine candidates when Ross won.
He is currently the manager of Tri-State Electric of Corinth. The company sells industrial, commercial and electrical equipment to industries, and Burns has managed millions of dollars in inventory.
Burns noted that he has a great relationship with local industries including Kimberly-Clark, Caterpillar, Mississippi Polymers and many others. His knowledge of local industries would be a great advantage if he is elected tax collector, he added.
Providing each and every taxpayer with excellent customer service in the tax collector’s office is vitally important, said Burns. With his 25 years of experience working in sales and management he said he knows how to provide quality customer service for the taxpayers. He loves Alcorn County and interacting with the people, he added.
When people go to the tax collector’s office they are often having to give up some of their hard-earned money, Burns added. The tax collector works for those taxpayers and should serve them as best as possible, he said. That includes answering questions in a timely manner, he noted.
Burns said he would collect the tax revenue in a responsible and efficient manner for the betterment of the county and schools. Moreover, Burns said he would follow all rules and regulations to an “absolute T” and work well with other government officials.