Long-time Meigs County Board of Elections member resigns from position

By Sarah Hawley - shawley@civitasmedia.com

POMEROY — Long-time Meigs County Board of Elections member Rita Slavin announced her resignation from the board near the conclusion of Tuesday’s regular board meeting.

Slavin, a Democrat, has served as a member of the Board of Elections for 17 years, first being appointed in February 2000. She said she intends for Tuesday’s meeting to be her final meeting, with a new member in place by the board’s reorganizational meeting on March 3.

Slavin said she has enjoyed her time on the board, working with board members, as well as directors and deputy directors during her time.

“I am not leaving because I don’t want to do it any more,” said Slavin. She explained that as she will soon be turning 80 it is becoming difficult to do all of the things that she felt a person should do as a good board member.

A recognition for Slavin will be planned at a later date.

With the vacancy of a board member from the Democratic Party, the party’s executive committee will meet to make a selection for a new board member, who must then be approved by the Secretary of State. The executive committee is scheduled to meet this Thursday evening.

The remainder of the board consists of Charles Williams (D) who is currently the chairman, along with Republicans Jimmy Stewart and David Fox.

By Sarah Hawley