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DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — Andi Hinson Juliette is no stranger to managing big budgets and big responsibilities. The former analyst for a Department of Defense contractor and the FBI has managed budgets in excess of $50 million.
“I believe I’m the only candidate for Tax Commissioner with the right experience” she said. “No one else has had the responsibility for as large a budget as I have had.”
A graduate of Dawson County High School and North Georgia College and State University, she left Dawson County and moved to Washington, D.C. to become an intern for then Congressman Nathan Deal.
After a brief stint in Deal’s office, she became a project analyst with The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which develops emerging technologies for use by the military. Later, she was recruited by FBI headquarters where she worked in support of a program manager.
Juliette then moved back to her Dawson County home where she met her husband Tony a small business owner.
Her priorities for the office include opening an east precinct office to serve the Ga. 400 corridor, a self-serve kiosk in the Big Canoe area and improving customer service.
“A lot of people have asked me about re-opening an east precinct office,” she said. “I believe it does need to be opened and that we can do it without adding to the budget. Opening a kiosk would benefit those who work outside the county and can’t get to the courthouse to register their vehicles without taking time off from work.”
Improving customer service is also important to her. “The office is good now but can be great if we build on the customer service function,” she said. “The tax office is one of the first places new residents go and almost all businesses in the county have some contact with the office.”