NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Joan Nixon will serve as the interim administrator for the Davidson County Election Commission while a search is underway to replace Kent Wall, the current administrator, who retires later this month.
Nixon, who is 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 in a release.
Nixon stated she is not interested in applying for Wall’s position and is on the search committee for a new administrator.
Wall announced his retirement from the Election Commission in January. He has served in the position since November 2013.
The Davidson County Election Commission is responsible for providing free and fair elections to every eligible citizen.
Officials said they are confident a new administrator will be in place before the Aug. 4 state primary and county general election.