The executive director of the state’s Board of Elections could face termination, if he doesn’t improve his job performance. The board voted to put director Bob Kando on a probationary period in June. The group chose to disclose the vote at their meeting this Wednesday
Board of elections member Stephen Erickson says among several issues, the board felt Kando did not comply properly with ethics laws.
“It is my hope that we will be more active in promoting fair and open and accessible elections in the future,” said Erikson. “And one of the ways we can do that is by changing the leadership of the board.”
Erikson said the board has since chosen to give Kando extra time to improve, and will be reevaluated in January.
“The vote was unanimous to give him some additional time, but to expand the scope of behavior that we were going to examine to all aspects of his job performance,” said Erikson.
Kando has served as the board’s executive director since 2005, and makes about $140,000 dollars a year.
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