Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Election Commission Administrator Wall Announces Retirement

Press Release, NASHVILLE, Tenn. Davidson County Election Administrator Kent Wall announced he will retire from his post effective March 31.

Wall came out of retirement on Nov. 4, 2013 when Davidson County Election Commissioners appointed him administrator and charged him with correcting serious shortcomings identified in the state report and metro audit report of the 2012 election cycle and returning the Election Commission to a higher standard of operational effectiveness and competence.

“Today, two years plus into my tenure, I believe my assignment has been accomplished, and therefore, it is time for me to relinquish the reins of the Election Commission and return to the retired life I was enjoying for several years prior to November 2013,” Wall said in announcing his retirement to election commissioners.

All five commissioners praised Wall for his work.

“I’ve always known this wasn’t a second profession for Kent,” Chairman Ron Buchanan said. “We hired Kent because of his strong administration and business skills and charged him with pointing the commission in a new direction. He has done that job admirably.”

Buchanan said he will call a special meeting within the next few weeks for commissioners to discuss the procedure to appoint a new administrator.

“In my considered opinion, the Davidson County Election Commission is now well within the top tier of all county election commissions in the state. And, without fear of contradiction, I will go on record and state that I am blessed to work with a first-class group of associates who have honed to a fine degree their competence and professionalism over the last five elections,” Wall said.

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