Clerk Davenport Retiring, Hall Changes Districts, Commission To Name Replacements

When the Cannon County Commission meets next month they will have two positions to fill. Commissioners will need to name replacements for Circuit Court Clerk and for County Commissioner.

Circuit Court Clerk Robert H. Davenport is retiring. 5th District County Commissioner Brad Hall has moved out of his district. With less than one year remaining on the terms for both positions, commissioners will name replacements.

Davenport stated; “I would like to thank the people of Cannon County for electing me to this position for the past 32 years. I have enjoyed this job and serving the people the people. I have constantly strived to represent this county well and have always been dedicated to helping everyone who has walked through the door of my office to the best of my ability.”

5th District Commissioner Brad Hall, who has served on the commission since 2006, has resigned his position. Hall said in a letter to County Executive Mike Gannon, “Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation as Commissioner for the 5th District of Cannon County. It is with regret that I must resign, but I am moving out of my district and can no longer serve as such. It has been an honor to have served Cannon County in this most important capacity.”

Some indication as to who will replace Davenport came in the retirement announcement from the office holder. Davenport asked that the commission to consider Lynne Foster as his replacement, referring to Foster as the, quote, “very definition of a loyal and hard-working public servant. Lynn has the full support of the staff in the Circuit Court Clerk’s office and brings with her the experience and leadership skills necessary to effectively serve the people of Cannon County.

The person selected to fill the vacancy will serve until September 1st, 2010. All county commission seats will be up for election next year. The date for the county wide General Election is August 5th, 2010.