Due to the upcoming retirement of current Cherokee County Assessor Erlene Luper, Marsha Trammel is officially announcing her candidacy for the office.

Trammel has been employed with the assessor’s office for 12 years. She currently holds certifications in initial and advanced accreditation required by the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Trammel believes she has an excellent working relationship with the Oklahoma Tax Commission and other local county employees.

Trammel has been married for 37 years to Joe Trammel, and has three children, Jennifer A. Jones and husband Robert (Mo), Tyler Trammel and wife Rena, and Brandon Trammel and wife Errin. Trammel also has four grandchildren, Bailey and Raegan Jones, and Tate and Tessa Trammel.

Trammel has been a resident of Cherokee County for 37 years. She graduated from high school in 1971, and attended the University of Northern Colorado. She has supported education and sports in Cherokee County for many years. She was a school board member at Lowrey Elementary for six years, co-founder of the Lowrey Elementary PTO, a homeroom mother, and one of the founding members of the Tahlequah High School Diamond Club, which helped build new bleachers, batting facilities and a fence for students of Tahlequah High School’s baseball team at Phoenix Park.

All three of Trammel’s children attended and graduated from Lowrey public schools, Tahlequah High School and Northeastern State University.

Trammel is a member of the Tahlequah Chamber of Commerce, Cherokee County Democratic Women’s Club and Lowrey Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Trammel believes experience in the county assessor’s office is critical for all schools and citizens of Cherokee County.

With voters’ support in the upcoming election, Trammel would like to continue to work with and serve the citizens of Cherokee County.

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