Knox County Gets New Election Administrator

From the News Sentinel:
Local attorney Clifford Rodgers is the county’s new administrator of elections.
The Knox County Election Commission in a 4-0 vote this morning picked the Knoxville native who spent decades in the legal field to oversee election office .
Rodgers, 57, practices civil law primarily focused on state and federal litigation. From 1984 through the end of 2007, he worked as a law clerk, researching and writing opinions for the late Senior U.S. District Judge James Jarvis and Chief U.S. District Judge Curtis L. Collier. He also oversaw administrative duties for Jarvis, setting the docket, meeting with lawyers and talking to the press and public.
As the election chief, this year he’ll help oversee the City of Knoxville elections and redistricting.
Rodgers replaces Greg Mackay. The election commissioner voting on party lines fired the long-time administrator on April 15. The panel then took applications for the spot. Seven people submitted resumes and the board narrowed it down to three – Rodgers, interim deputy administrator Scott Frith and Victoria DeFreese, a teacher and former county commissioner.
Full story by Mike Donila HERE.

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