Appointment of Michella Huff as Director of Elections

The County of Surry and Surry County Board of Elections are pleased to announce the appointment of Michella Jones Huff as Director of Elections, effective October 28, 2019.  The position is becoming vacant due to the retirement of Susan Jarrell, who has served in the Board of Elections for 22 years.

Ms. Huff has served in a part-time capacity with the Surry County Board of Elections since 2005. She has been responsible for voting precinct operations and has worked with judges and voters to ensure a smooth voting process.

Additionally, Ms. Huff has served as the Grounds Maintenance and Cemetery Supervisor for the City of Mount Airy where she has been employed for 25 years.  In this role, she supervised various staff, was responsible for three City budgets, and worked with numerous Boards and Commissions.

Ms. Huff graduated from Carroll County High School and Surry Community College. She has served on the Surry County Litter Committee, City of Mount Airy Cemetery Commission and Appearance Commission, City Health Advisory Team, STAR Safety Committee, Mount Airy Recreation Commission, and has worked with many civic clubs in Mount Airy.  Ms. Huff resides in Mount Airy with her husband, Kevin, and her children Seiver and Jansen.

Surry County Board of Elections Chairman Dwayne Carter stated: “The Surry County Board of Elections is happy to announce the selection of Michella Huff of Mount Airy to the position of Elections Director for Surry County.  Huff has worked part time with the Board of Elections for the past 14 years as a Precinct Judge and Chief Judge. She is versed in the Election Day process and will be a fine addition to the staff.”

Mr. Carter further commented: “The Board of Elections also recognizes Susan Jarrell for her upcoming retirement and for the many years of service to the County Board of Elections as Elections Director.  Susan is known by other County Elections Directors and the State Board of Elections for her talents and superior knowledge of Election Law and Administration.  The Board of Elections thanks Susan and appreciates the professionalism she has brought to the office and wishes her well in retirement.”

Ms. Huff said: “I am honored and delighted to accept the position of Director of Elections.  I am a civil servant and look forward to serving the Board of Elections and the 43,000 voters of Surry County.  I have some big shoes to fill with Susan’s retirement as she has brought much respect and trust to the position for many years.  I want to thank the Board of Elections for this opportunity.”

The Surry County Board of Elections oversees 29 voting precincts, covering approximately 536 total square miles to provide voting services to over 43,000 registered voters.  

For additional information, contact: Sandra Snow, Assistant County Manager, at 336-401-8202.