Steve Crump resigns EC post
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
May 07, 2013 | 1612 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Bradley County Election Commissioner Steve Crump resigned his position Monday and announced he will be seeking public office in 2014.

At the end of the group’s monthly meeting, the Bradley County Election Commission received the news Crump was pursuing the 10th Judicial District Attorney’s seat and had notified the Tennessee Elections Office so a replacement commissioner can be named.

Crump, a Republican, said he had enjoyed serving the county and election commission, and pointed out he “... has a different respect for the job” after serving.

Crump went into private practice after a losing a bid for the attorney general’s seat in 2006. He had been an assistant at the 10th Judicial District Attorney General’s office under former AG Jerry Estes.

Former Judge R. Steven Bebb won the general election over Crump, the latter of whom has now served on the Bradley County Election Commission since 2010.

“I wish the commissioners the best of luck and Godspeed,” Crump said.

Prior to his resignation, commissioners reappointed Theba Hamilton as the chairperson, Oscar Kelley was elected secretary and Fran Green reappointed as Bradley County elections administrator.

The commissioners also discussed a public viewing for new voting machines.

The Bradley County Commission and Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis will get an invitation to view the machines which are to be purchased for future voting.

The commission has narrowed the choice to two options for the new optical scan systems.

Commissioners are seeking public input before decisions are made, and considering Lee University as a meeting place for a community forum where the machines will be displayed and demonstrated.

Currently, commissioners are looking at holding the forum on a Saturday in June.