Elections official accepts new position

The county's election commission accepted the resignation of Rick Barron, the former election administrator, May 24 and decided on an approach to fill the position at a May 31 meeting.

Barron turned in his resignation May 15, after serving six years in the position, to take a job as director of registration and elections in Georgia.

"The opportunity in Atlanta is just one I just can't pass up," Barron said. "It's a step up, career-wise."

The election commission appointed Kay Eastes on May 24 as the interim administrator effective June 10.

Ads for the position will be posted on the Williamson County; Texas Association of Counties; National Association of Election Officers; and National Association of County Recorders, Election Officers and Clerks websites.

County Judge Dan Gattis said the commission hopes to fill the seat as soon as possible.