By JUDY SHERIDAN
Lack of a quorum thwarted a scheduled early morning meeting of the Parker County Elections Commission Monday, which was slated to adopt an order appointing an elections administrator.
Elections Commission chair Mark Riley, Parker County Judge, was the sole member present at the 8:15 a.m. meeting; Republican Party Chair Zan Prince, Democratic Chair Penny McCool, Tax Assessor-Collector Marjorie King and County Clerk Jeane Brunson were absent.
Riley said he would set another meeting.
A week ago the Elections Commission voted to recommend Don Markum to the Parker County Commissioners’ Court as the new elections administrator, then later learned that the commission — not the court — was responsible for the appointment, according to McCool.
The commission was expected to officially appoint Markum, who has been active in the Parker County Republican Party, at Monday’s meeting.
Robert Parten unexpectedly retired from his position last month after discussion by the commission in executive session.