Clerk White Announces New Director of Elections
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Media Contact:

Angie Nussmeyer, 317-327-5099

Clerk White Announces New Director of Elections

INDIANAPOLIS – Marion County Clerk Beth White announced today that Tenley Drescher-Rhoades will be joining the Marion County Election Board as its director of elections in January.

Drescher-Rhoades is an associate at the law firm of Baker & Daniels, where she has served as counsel to the Marion County Election Board. Her practice has regularly included counseling public and private entities on economic development, public finance and municipal law. She has been a frequent speaker on election law and other municipal law topics.

From 2004-2007, Drescher-Rhoades served in the city of Indianapolis' Office of Corporation Counsel. In 2005, she was elevated to the position of deputy corporation counsel, managing the city’s legal department and advising the mayor on a variety of legal issues and policy initiatives. Drescher-Rhoades is a cum laude graduate of Butler University in 1997 and the Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington in 2000.

The Election Board's current director of elections, Laurel Judkins, has accepted a position as chief of staff to Prosecutor-elect Terry Curry. Her last day is with the Board is Friday, December 31. Drescher-Rhoades will assume her position as director of elections on January 3.

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