Sours makes bid for commissioner post

Sherry Sours

Warren County Commissioner of the Revenue Sherry T. Sours plans to run for re-election in November.

Sours, 54, announced Wednesday that she would seek her first, four-year term in the constitutional office. Sours plans to run as an independent.

Judge Dennis Hupp appointed Sours to the office in August 2012 to replace longtime commissioner John Smedley Sr., who died unexpectedly that month in the middle of his term. Sours then ran for the seat in a special election held in November 2013 to finish out the term ending Dec. 31, 2015.

Sours, a Warren County native, has worked in the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office for more than 36 years.

“I love my job,” Sours said Wednesday. “I have a lot more things I want to accomplish before I ever decide to retire.

“I know people look at the years and say, well, ‘why do you want to continue,’ and I just enjoy my job,” Sours added. “I just enjoy helping people.”

Sours cited improvements to the department’s online services offered to the public as an accomplishment under her leadership. She said she wants to continue making similar improvements such as transitioning the department to new software and to expand its online offerings.

Asked why she wants to run as an independent rather than to represent any particular party, Sours said “it’s the best of both worlds.” Sours ran as an independent in 2013.

“I’m here for everybody,” Sours said.

Sours and her husband, Kenneth, live in the Browntown area.

Election Day is Nov. 3.

Contact staff writer Alex Bridges at 540-465-5137 ext. 125, or abridges@nvdaily.com