The director of the Arkansas secretary of state’s Elections Division, Rob Hammons of Conway, has resigned, effective April 22. Hammons said Wednesday that he turned in his resignation last week to the secretary of state’s office, and “it was my decision.” His resignation letter to Republican Secretary of State Mark Martin doesn’t cite a reason. “I was kind of burned out from elections,” Hammons said. “I have been doing it for 18 years and I’m tired of it, to be honest.” He has served as the director of the Elections Division since Feb. 1, 2013, after briefly serving as interim director, and worked in the secretary of state’s office since July of 2003, according to his personnel file. He previously worked for the state Board of Election Commissioners from August 1999 to July of 2003.
Hammons said he has two job offers in central Arkansas and he hopes to find a job closer to his home. That way he wouldn’t have to travel to Little Rock each day and he would be able to spend more time with his family, he said.
His salary as Elections Division director is $81,362.51 a year, said Chris Powell, spokesman for the secretary of state’s office. The director supervises 13 employees in the Elections Division.
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