Virginia

Fairfax County Elections Director Fired Ahead of Primary

Cameron Sasnett
NBC Washington

The director of elections and general registrar for Fairfax County, Virginia, has been fired with less than two weeks to go before the June 12 primary.

Cameron Sasnett was fired because of a personnel management issue, the Fairfax County Electoral Board told News4 on Friday.

"The Board came to the conclusion that he was having a negative impact on the office and we needed to act," Board of Elections Chairman Steve Hunt said in a statement to News4.

Hunt says the board lost confidence in Sasnett and that he would have had a detrimental effect on the June 12 primary elections.

Sasnett says he was experiencing personality differences with some board members over a host of problems, including complaints he made about his $110,000 per year salary. Sasnett says he intends to fight his termination in court.

The deputy director, Gary Scott, will take over as general registrar while the county searches for a permanent replacement.

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