Crawford County has a new director of elections and voter services thanks to unanimous approval Wednesday from Crawford County commissioners.
Rebecca Little of Conneautville was officially approved to fill the position on Wednesday. Little's appointment was effective Jan. 17. She replaces Stacy Teuta.
The non-union director position has a starting salary of $18 per hour with an increase of 50 cents following completion of six months on the job.
Little was one of 17 applicants for the post. She remained in the running as those applicants were narrowed down to the top four finalists who were granted interviews, according to Gina Chatfield, the county's chief clerk.
Little filled the position as an emergency hire prior to Wednesday's approval.
Melanie Mushrush, a retired director of elections/voter services, was hired on a per diem basis to help train Little.
Prior to accepting the position with the county, Little was a staff member for state Rep. Brad Roae, a Republican whose district includes central Crawford County and a portion of Erie County.
County commissioners gave input on the four finalists but weren’t part of the interview process, Chatfield said.
Commissioners recused themselves from any interviews, as county commissioners also serve as the Board of Elections.
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