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Election 2012

October 21, 2012

Election 2012: Q&A with license commissioner incumbent Greg Tucker

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NC: What do you feel are the primary duties of the license commissioner and why do you feel you are qualified to carry out those duties? Please be specific.

Tucker: Alabama law states the license commissioner is the county licensing official responsible primarily for registration of motor vehicles and boats and for licensing certain businesses and occupations, along with hunting and fishing and driver license renewal. In Alabama counties, the level of service provided to county residents for their registration and licensing needs is directly related to the commitment of service, ability and experienced leadership of the county licensing official.

As a manager, he oversees internal cash controls and inventory controls similar to a business achieving multimillions in collections. As a communicator, he shares his vision with his staff and equips them with technology, training and encouragement to develop efficient customer service. As a servant leader, he models an honest life and sets the example of fairness in applying policies and regulations.

NC: Explain why voters should choose you as license commissioner over your opponent.

Tucker: As your license commissioner, I am recognized as a statewide leader in understanding and applying registration and title procedures. Our facilities, our innovations and our business practices have been a positive model for licensing staff members throughout the state. I am a teacher, yet I remain teachable and ready to listen and learn for ways to improve our service and our innovation for you.

Today the focus is on streamlining government while we remain under the cloud of an economic slowdown. A leaner government can only maintain services with more dependence on enhanced technology and less dependence on adding staff and overhead. Over the years I have been committed to do more with less and I have purposed to be a good steward of the tax dollars that we collect.

I pledge to represent you with honesty and integrity and apply my experience and understanding with our systems and processes to make available an office that is continually improving, innovative and responsive for you.

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