3/21/2016, NASHVILLE, Tenn., Press Release – Joan Nixon will serve as
interim administrator for the Davidson County Election Commission while a
search is underway to replace current administrator Kent Wall who
retires March 31.
Nixon, a 30-year veteran of the Election Commission, currently serves as deputy administrator of elections. “I’ve agreed to fill the role on a temporary basis and look forward to teaming with a new administrator for the upcoming elections,” Nixon said.
Nixon said she is not interested in applying for Wall’s position and is on the search committee for a new administrator. The Election Commission is working with Metro Nashville Department of Human Resources on the administrator search process.
“Joan has invaluable historical and election law knowledge, and we appreciate her willingness to step in as interim administrator,” said Jim DeLanis, chair of the Election Commission. “We’re working with Metro HR to identify qualified candidates, and I am confident we will have a new administrator in place before the August 4 State Primary and County General election.”
Wall announced his retirement from the Election Commission on Jan. 5, 2016. He is a business management and marketing professional and served as president of Johnston & Murphy Shoe Company before retiring. He came out of retirement in November 2013, when Davidson County Election Commissioners appointed him administrator and asked him to focus on recruitment of Poll Officials and upgrade election training and materials.
The Davidson County Election Commission is responsible for providing free and fair elections to every eligible citizen. The Election Commission is regulated by State of Tennessee law and funded by Metro Nashville government. The main office is located at 1417 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217. For more information, visit www.nashville.gov/vote.