Metro Councilman Eric Crafton and Tennessee State Fair Executive Director Buck Dozier are among seven finalists who will interview for the Davidson County elections administrator position.
The five-member Davidson County Election Commission on Tuesday voted to whittle down an original from a list of 55  applicants to seven candidates in its search to replace outgoing administrator Ray Barrett, who is set to to retire by the end of the year . The commission will interview the finalists on Oct. 28.
Crafton, perhaps known best for his failed English only push, received nominations from two commissioners while Dozier, a former at-large councilman and mayoral candidate, received one nomination.
Leading in nominations is Albert Tieche, who is employed by the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services and has previously received poll-worker training from the election staff. Tieche received nominations from four commissioners.
Other finalists for the job are Thomas Cunningham, Michael Knotts, Matt Drury and Lisa Powers.
The job pays between $65,000 and $85,000 per year, but the salary can bump to more than $100,000 if the new administrator passes an official certification test.