On Monday evening (7/28/2014) Alan Farley was selected by a 4 to 1 vote to be the next Rutherford County Election Administrator. Republican Felicia Hix cast the lone dissenting vote.
He replaces Nicole Lester who was unanimously released from the position earlier this month.
The change in leadership will not take place until the August 7th county general election and state-federal primary elections are complete. Until then Interim Administrator of Elections Rhonda McFerrin will remain in charge.
Based on revised population figures, the salary increased July 1st, the start of the new fiscal year, to $92,640.
Prior to this position, Farley has been with the athletic department at Middle Tennessee State University for 8 years. He presently is the associate athletic director and heads-up all external fund raising for that segment of the university.
He earned his BBA in business administration from MTSU. Alan is active in the Republican Party and has served on the election commission in the past. He grew-up in Murfreesboro and is an Oakland High School graduate. He is married to Kelly Jackson Farley, and they attend World Outreach Church. The Farley's have two children, a son and daughter.