Richland elections board meets with 2 of 3 job candidates

April 30, 2013 

Three Richland County election director finalists (Top row ) Adam Ragan, Howard Jackson (Bottom row) Patricia Jefferson

— Interviews are continuing for Richland County’s new elections director.

Two of the three candidates came in Tuesday; a third was kept away by a family illness, said board member Elaine DuBose.

Three members of the public attended the Board of Elections & Voter Registration meeting in hopes of meeting the candidates, who were ushered in through a side door.

Howard Jackson, election director in Orangeburg County and Adam Ragan, election director at Gaston County, N.C., each spent about an hour with the four-member board.

Patricia Jefferson, Sumter County’s election director, will come in on an “undesignated date,” board chairman Allen Dowdy announced.

-- Dawn Hinshaw

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