Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and State Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins have announced that Dennis Stanley, Dekalb County Administrator of Elections, passed the Certification Exam for Administrators of Elections this week in Nashville.
"This certification demonstrates Dennis Stanley's dedication to meeting the highest of standards in his efforts to serve Dekalb County," Hargett said. "Dekalb Countians can be proud to have a public servant of this caliber."
The exam is a rigorous, one-day exam held at least once a year in Nashville. By passing the exam, participants demonstrate they have the level of knowledge and understanding required to be successful county administrators of elections in Tennessee.
"I applaud Dennis for his hard work, commitment and focus in studying for the exam," Goins said. "I am proud of his great accomplishment."
"I also applaud Dennis for this great accomplishment," added Walteen Parker, DeKalb County Election Commission Chairman. "In addition to studying for the exam, Dennis has worked hard to save taxpayers' money during his short time as AOE by cutting the Election Commission budget and controlling expenses for the Liberty and Alexandria elections. He and Deputy Clerk Muriel Wallace also have a great attitude toward helping the public. This office truly is 'voter friendly' and 'taxpayer friendly.'"
Stanley's certification also insures the county government will continue to receive $18,000 annually in state funds to help with the operation of the election office.
(Pictured from left: Mark Goins, State Coordinator of Elections, Dennis Stanley,
DeKalb County Administrator of Elections, Tre Hargett, Secretary of State,
Wayne Pruett, Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Tennessee Cordinator.)