Elections panel chooses its president

Roland Howard selected

search for administrator is to be reopened

April 07, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The Rev. Roland L. Howard Sr., a retired minister of Banneker Christian Community Church in Columbia, was elected president of Howard County's elections board yesterday, and the board decided to reopen the search for a board administrator.

Howard, a native Howard countian and retired civilian Army employee, has been an elections board member for six years and is the board's first African-American president. He was elected unanimously. The post was vacant because longtime board President Frank Lupashunski resigned last month.

The board also voted to ask state personnel officials to begin advertising for a new, permanent board administrator. Board members hope the county will provide a salary supplement to raise the position's pay to $40,000 a year to help attract more applicants.

Evelyn M. Purcell, the board's deputy administrator, has been supervising the office since 18-year administrator Barbara Feaga's retirement in July.

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