Jimmy Eldridge, a former 73rd District State Representative from Jackson, has been appointed to the Tennessee State Election Commission to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Jimmy Wallace.
Eldridge will join the bi-partisan seven-member commission. The Commission is responsible for appointing local election commissioners in all of Tennessee’s 95 counties, then monitoring the activities and performance of those individual county election commissions. The Commission also is charged with certifying voting machines for use in Tennessee.
Commissioner Eldridge served 16 years in the Tennessee House of Representatives.