George Tannous for Morris County Surrogate
George Tannous has been a Morris County resident for over twenty years and resides in Succasunna. He came to the United States with a whole hearted belief in the American Dream and founded GT1 Furniture in Randolph. Through hard work and dedication, Tannous transitioned to the real estate industry and currently developes properties in urban area where he uses his leadership and business experience.
Why am I running?
I have been very fortunate throughout my life and I believe it is an honor to serve the people of Morris County in the Surrogate’s Office. While I have no doubt our opponent may be doing a "satisfactory job", it is my belief that serving the people means thinking outside the box and doing more for the residents of Morris County. There is no reason the Surrogate cannot promote the office at every opportunity and let our citizens know how important its services are.
The truth is, most people I have talked to do not even know the Surrogate’s Office exists, let alone know its purpose. This is unacceptable, especially when you consider our opponent has held this office for 20 years! It is time for a change.
If elected, I will strive to go above and beyond the status quo and no longer will this be a “little known office”. I am going to make it a priority to promote the office to any group interested. From our seniors, to college campuses, and religious communities I will be there to explain and emphasize these critical services provided by the Surrogate and stress the importance of having a will.
This is not a political issue, it’s not about Republican or Democrat, and it’s about what is right for all our county citizens. This is about people, not politics. We deserve better officials and with your vote I will ensure that. In order to lead, you must serve and I vow to serve the people of Morris County with excellence and honor.
Republican or Democrat?
The office of Morris County Surrogate is not a place for politics. You may see Democrat after my name on the ballot but this office is not about party, it is about people. It was only a couple of months ago, that I was a registered Republican. And I still carry the same values with me, no matter my party affiliation. I’m someone with a family, who wants an efficiently run government, believes in markets and free enterprise with strong property rights. However, I felt that the PEOPLE of Morris County deserve a choice. Switching parties was the best way I felt I could offer a better choice for Morris County Surrogate's Office. Casting a vote for me is a vote for the change that we need in Morris County. I will operate the office with the same care, decency, and diligence that enables me to be a part of a successful real estate development company. The people of Morris County deserve better. So politics and party aside, can I count on your vote?
I believe in putting the people of Morris County’s interest first. My beliefs on the issues transcend political ideologies and party lines. Instead of playing politics and allowing special interests to control our public servants, we must strive for excellence and make the citizens our top priority. We can and we will achieve a new type of politics, a sustainable phenomenon that will impact all in a positive way.
I have been very fortunate in life and as a citizen I believe it is an honor to serve the people of Morris County and not a career. My candidacy is about giving back to the place that I am proud to call my home and helping my fellow citizens as Surrogate.