Daniel Baxter stepping down as Montgomery's Chief of Elections

Published: Oct. 7, 2015 at 12:29 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 15, 2015 at 12:29 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Daniel Baxter is stepping down from his role as the Montgomery Chief of Elections to take another job in Detroit, Michigan and to be closer to his family.

On Tuesday, Baxter said he was leaving because he has an older mother and a sister taking care of her back in Detroit. He also said he has a job opportunity in Detroit as the Director of Elections, which is a job he has held before.

Baxter said he is very excited about the new job because next year is a presidential election year.

Baxter went on to say that he will miss Judge [Steven] Reed, his friends and the weather. Baxter also said he will remember the poll workers here in Montgomery for making his job easier.

"They are a great group of people with a thankless job," Baxter said. "They make my job easy."

Baxter's last day will be Oct. 16.

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