POMEROY — The Meigs County Board of Elections has a new director following Friday’s reorganizational meeting.
Angie Robson, who was the deputy director, was appointed to the position of director, while Tammy Cline was named the deputy director.
Dave Fox was named as the chairman of the board. In accordance with Ohio Revised Code, the chairman for the Board of Elections must be of the opposite party as the director, meaning either Fox or fellow Republican Jimmy Stewart was to be named as chairman. Stewart nominated Fox for the role.
Charles Williams, a Democrat, had served as chairman for the past year, with Cline stepping in as Director earlier this winter to replace Meghan Lee who left to take a different position.
During the regular meeting which followed the reorganizational meeting, it was noted that the meeting would be the final one for board member Rita Slavin who has served nearly 20 years on the Board of Elections.
Paperwork was to be submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office on Friday regarding the approval of a new board member to fill the vacancy left by Slavin.
Paula Wood was nominated by the Democratic Party for the position, pending approval from the Secretary of State’s Office.
Speaking with the Sentinel following Friday’s meeting, Wood said she has always been intrigued by the election process, although she did not want to run for a political office.
Wood is no stranger to the election process or the workings of the Board of Elections, having been an election night poll worker for 20-plus years, as well as helping out in the Board of Elections office during their busier times.
Wood retired five years ago after working in the public sector for a number of years, and said that joining the Board of Elections would allow for her to continue to be involved in the public sector.
There is no specific time frame for approval of the appointment from the state, although it is not anticipated to be an extended period of time before the board hears a decision on the appointment.
The next Board of Elections meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on April 11.
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