Board of elections hires new deputy director

| April 29, 2015

COSHOCTON – Kirsten Ross was named the deputy director of the Coshocton County Board of Elections after the board held a special meeting on April 27.

She is a Republican originally from the Zanesville area who now lives in Tyndal and previously worked in medical billing.

“There were over 30 applicants and the Republican Central Committee made recommendations to the board who then voted on it,” said Stephanie Slifko, director.

Slifko is a Democrat and the deputy director had to be from the opposite party.

“The deputy director and director both have department head status and rotate positions every two years to create a system of checks and balance,” she said. “It’s a partnership and the work load is slit 50/50.”

Ross started her position April 28.

“She will be learning and doing all aspects of elections as she gets more comfortable in this environment,” Slifko said.

The board of elections office is located in the County Services Building at 724 S. Seventh St. It is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be reached by calling 740-622-1117.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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