Press release, 6/13/2016, NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Davidson
County Election Commissioners voted unanimously today to hire Jeff
Roberts as the new administrator of elections.
“Jeff Roberts brings strong managerial and financial experience from both the private and government sectors and has worked in different administrations,” said Jim DeLanis, Election Commission chair. “We believe he has the management experience and analytical skills to keep the Election Commission moving in a positive direction with error-free elections.”
Roberts has worked in both state and city departments as deputy commissioner with the Tennessee Department of Education, assistant commissioner for finance and administration with the Tennessee Department of Human Services and assistant purchasing agent with Metro Finance Department. Most recently, he was chief operating officer for FSI, Inc., a supply chain management firm.
He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance.
“I look forward to working with the members of the Election Commission and the Commission staff to meet the needs of all the voters of Davidson County,” said Roberts.
Roberts will start in the next couple weeks and have time to acclimate prior to the State Primary & County General Election on August 4. He will take the administrator reins from Joan Nixon, the deputy administrator who has been serving as interim administrator since April 1.
Working with Metro Nashville Department of Human Resources, the Election Commission narrowed the list of 179 administrator applicants to 12 candidates. Roberts was one of seven finalists interviewed by commissioners.
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/voten