Sheldon Wright is a candidate for Hamilton County register of deeds. (Photo: Contributed)

Hamilton County employee Sheldon Wright formally announced his candidacy for the register of deeds.

Wright currently serves as deputy clerk under incumbent Register of Deeds Pam Hurst. Hurst announced recently that she will not seek re-election.

“It has been a great honor to serve my fellow citizens under the administration of Pam Hurst,” Wright said in a statement. “Pam’s leadership has been a model of fiscal conservatism and technological forward-thinking. The people of Hamilton County are losing a truly dedicated public servant.”


Wright said that, if elected, he will continue building upon Hurst’s practices of top-notch customer service, fiscal responsibility and technological advancement.

Here’s more of Wright’s statement:

I thank God and Register Hurst for the experiences and opportunities I have had during my years serving as deputy clerk. The register’s office has really reinforced my strong belief in serving the needs of the people. It is important for the next register of deeds to follow Pam’s example of adapting this office’s practices to meet the needs and technologies of the younger generations, without losing the courtesy and respectfulness of older generations. As register of deeds, I would continue looking for new and improved methods of serving the people of Hamilton County. With my bachelor’s degree in legal assistant studies from UTC, and soon my law degree from Nashville School of Law, I have the right combination of management skills, legal education and dedicated work ethic to serve effectively as the next register of deeds. In my years of service for Hamilton County, I have developed an appreciation for real property law, and I would be humbled and honored to continue serving the people of Hamilton County as the next register of deeds.

Visit the candidate’s website for more information.