BOE to seek assistant

Mary Katherine Murphy Staff reporter

August 31, 2013

With the death of Jerry Johnson earlier this week, the Scotland County Board of Elections will soon begin the process of hriring a new assistant director.

Johnson, who had served as assistant elections director for about seven years, died on Monday after a brief illness. Replacing him, according to Board of Elections chair Hal Culberson, will not be an easy task.

“Mr. Johnson was a very important part of our board of elections and did a wonderful job for us,” Culberson said. “He was very attentive, he was very disciplined, and he was very strong, especailly in our laws and regulations. He had been with us a long time and he will be sorely missed.”

Culberson could not elaborate on the board’s intended procedure for finding someone to fill the post, but said that he plans to consult with Elections Director Dell Parker after the Labor Day holiday to discuss the matter.

The Scotland County Board of Elections operates under the auspices of the N.C. Board of Elections to conduct local elections, operate voting sites, maintain voter registration lists, and manage other aspects of election administration.

Johnson, who was 66, died after a breif illness.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving as a medic during the Vietnam War. He was a graduate of McColl High School and Richmond Community College with his associates degree in business administration.