TBI Investigates Fired Sumner Election Administrator

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by former Sumner County Administrator of Elections Darlean McDougal, reports the Tennessean.
Investigators are looking into allegations that McDougal destroyed documents and took items from the election office, said TBI public information officer Kristin Helm.
Sumner County District Attorney Ray Whitley requested the investigation after members of the Sumner County Election Commission asked for the probe.
On Nov. 15, the election commission voted to replace McDougal, a 39-year employee. They appointed Lori Atchley, a Hendersonville Realtor and construction business owner, as the new election administrator. Atchley’s appointment became effective immediately after the vote and Election Commission Chairman Art McClellan directed McDougal to clean out personal items from her office.
Election commission members said that no one from the board accompanied McDougal to clear out her personal belongings

Leave a Reply