Williamson County Elections Administrator Rick Barron moving on

Posted in Williamson County at 11:03 am by wcnews

This appears to be a done deal, just waiting for final approval, Fulton names top pick for elections chief.

Fulton County’s Registration and Elections Board has named their top pick for a new elections director: Richard Barron, currently the Elections Administrator for Williamson County, Texas. The County Commission is expected to vote May 15 on whether to hire him. A county spokeswoman could not say late Tuesday what salary Barron would receive.

Fulton has been without an elections director since September, when Sam Westmoreland resigned while jailed for failing to follow sentencing terms from two prescription drug-related DUI arrests. An AJC investigation found Westmoreland had fudged parts of his resume. He oversaw a flawed primary election last year, and the county had myriad problems in the November presidential election, which a hired consultant chalked up to poor managerial decisions by Westmoreland.

After surviving and unnecessary attack after last year’s election he probably decided to look for another job. It’s too bad it came to this. We certainly wish Barron luck. I’m sure he’ll be happy to no longer have to deal with the cranks he’s been dealing with here.

Further Reading:
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