The Caddo Herald
January 24, 1930
First Woman Seeks Bryan County Office
Miss Evelyn Baxter announces this week for tax assessor of Bryan County, subject to the democratic primary July 29th.
This is the first instance in the history of Bryan County that a woman has sought office and the novelty of the idea is quite agreeable.
Evelyn Baxter also is the first person so far as we know who was born in Bryan County to so seek office. She was born near Caddo twenty-one years ago, got her schooling in the district and at Caddo, and for the past four years has worked as a clerk in the treasurer’s office in Durant having charge of tax collections. Her work has made her one of the most useful deputies in the courthouse. She knows her vegetables we might say.
In seeking to be tax assessor, Miss Baxter is seeking for a chief place, the work of which she has a thorough knowledge of.
People who have had business with her office have always found her courteous, accommodating, and helpful. If she is chosen as assessor she will continue that policy, believing that the people have a right to courteous and helpful treatment when they have business at the courthouse.
She asks that you think this over and she will try to see all the voters before election.
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