Kent Younce, Executive Vice President of Government and Public Relations with Security Finance, began serving this month as the newly elected Chairman of the Tennessee State Election Commission.
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Kent Younce, Executive Vice President of Government and Public Relations with Security Finance, began serving this month as the newly elected Chairman of the Tennessee State Election Commission. At the May 14th meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, Kent was elected to this new position and will serve a one-year term. Younce has served on the seven-member election commission since 2008. After an initial term of 2 years, Younce was reappointed for an additional 4-year term, and will now serve as chairman. As a commissioner he has worked to deal with election irregularities, and to help ensure a fair and legal election process for all Tennessee voters.
When asked about his appointment, Mr. Younce stated, “I am honored to serve as the commission chairman, especially in this very important election year. By serving on the Election Commission, I can make sure the people’s vote is counted—it is very important that the election process maintains the integrity of the voter’s privilege and I want to do everything I can to see that it continues for generations to come.”
The Tennessee State Election Commission is the only state commission appointed by the Tennessee General Assembly. Its primary duty is to appoint county election commissioners in all of Tennessee’s 95 counties.
A member of the American Legislative Exchange Council for the last 4 years, Kent has also served on the Committee of Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development. In this capacity, Younce has worked to develop model state legislation in these specific areas. Once the suggested legislation has been tested in various states, it has then been recommended on a federal level.
Kent Younce has also been the Chairman for the Legislative Committee on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Independent Finance Association for 30 years, and is currently serving his 6th year on the LaFollette Utility Board, LaFollette, Tennessee. The Utility Board sets the policies and rates for electric, water and sewer services for customers of LaFollette. “I feel it’s an integral part of my civic duty to give back to the community in which I live and have raised my family. I want to give back a little of what the community has given to me. Ensuring fair treatment for my neighbors is just one small way I feel I can tangibly do this—that’s why I’ve gotten personally involved.”
On a personal level, Kent Younce keeps very busy with civic duties he has taken on in his home town and across many states, as well as being active with his local church. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, and boating with his wife of 44 years, and spending quality time with their two sons and three granddaughters.
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