The three finalists are: Sidney Browning, Leonard Piazza and Richard Barron. The board’s top finalist is Barron, who currently serves as elections administrator for William-son County, Texas, where he has supervised 30 election cycles.
He has served in various capacities in the public and private sector with elections-related services since 1999. In his current position, Barron has supervised numerous aspects of elections including early voting, voter registration, absentee voting and implementation of electronic voting systems. He holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Oregon and a master of arts degree from Antioch University, as well as several professional certificates.
Barron will be considered for appointment at the May 15 Fulton Board of Commis-sioners meeting. His hiring must be confirmed by the commissioners’ vote.
The previous director, Sam Westmoreland, resigned in September after being arrested for driving under the influence. His second-in-command, Sharon Mitchell, has served as interim director since then.