Aransas County Election Administrator Michele Carew is resigning from her position as the top election official in Aransas County effective Sept. 18. She has accepted a similar position in Hood County.
With her new job, Carew will be closer to her family, with a sixth grandchild on the way.
“She has been a great asset for Aransas County and will be missed,” said Aransas County Judge C.H. “Burt” Mills.
“The job is challenging and can be stressful. Timing is bad for us, but family is always important.”
In a letter to Aransas County commissioners, Carew wrote, “Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from the position of Elections Administrator of Aransas County effective Sept. 18.
“In my time here, I have had many wonderful experiences, grown professionally and made life-long friends. In particular, I would like to thank you for providing me with a rewarding career and working environment during my time here at Aransas County.
“You have my full commitment and cooperation for a smooth transaction of responsibilities.”
In an interview Thursday, Aug. 20, she noted her last day on the job could be changed, dependent on the county’s needs.
“I want the voters to know I am not leaving Aransas County until everything related to the November election is set,” said Carew.
She has worked for the county for seven years, serving as elections administrator for more than five years.