Fleischmann aide to become Hamilton County election administrator

A lifelong Chattanoogan and political veteran will serve as the county’s next election administrator, reports the Chattanooga TFP.

Kerry Steelman, a caseworker for U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., will leave his job with the congressman and take the nonpartisan county office next month to replace Charlotte Mullis-Morgan, who is retiring after three decades with the election office.

The Hamilton County Election Commission voted Steelman in Monday after interviewing seven others for the post. Originally, 39 people applied for the position.

Steelman, 42, said Monday he looks forward to his new job and new challenges that come with it. The 2014 election will include more than 80 offices on ballots across Hamilton County.