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Miami County elections official leaving for new job

Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 9:10 AM

            The Miami County Board of Elections deputy director is resigning after one year on the job. FILE
The Miami County Board of Elections deputy director is resigning after one year on the job. FILE

TROY – Merrit “Luke” Scott, deputy director of the Miami County Board of Elections for the past year, has submitted his resignation effective June 29.

Scott will leave for a new job in the elections field in Florida, according to his resignation letter submitted Monday.

“While this has been a difficult decision, please accept this official notice of my resignation,” Scott wrote. “I have enjoyed my time working in Miami County and serving the voters of Miami County.”

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Scott has accepted a job as deputy of special projects with the Martin County Supervisor of Elections Office in Stuart, Fla.

Scott, previously of Columbus, was hired in late May 2017, to fill the position vacated with the firing by the elections board of former deputy director Eric Morgan in January 2017.

Scott, a Democrat, had worked for the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus in its voter services department. He was a graduate of the University of Rio Grande with an associate’s degree.

The elections board received Scott’s resignation but has not met to accept it or discuss hiring a new deputy director, said elections Director Bev Kendall. Because the director is a Republican, the deputy director would need to be a Democrat.