The Rutherford County Election Commission will meet tonight (Monday) at 5pm to discuss replacing fired Election Administrator Nicole Lester. Each commissioner is expected to name two of the applicants for the job they'd like to interview. From that list, they'll schedule interviews for Monday, July 28th and then a week later meet to select a replacement.
The commission recently accepted a list of candidates, rated by the county's Human Resources Department, from the nearly 40 that applied. The candidates are: Randall Allen, Laura Bohling, Thomas Davis, Kyle Dotson, Alan Farley, Rebecca Harkins, Mike Pirtle, Steve Sandlin, Thomas Thompson, Charles Tilton, Brad Turner, Julie Wilson and John Womack, Jr.
The commission voted on July 7th to fire Lester for what they reported as failure to work regular office hours and for poor management.