Steve Farmer talks early retirement from Public Administrator’s office

(Hillsboro) Just over two weeks ago, Jefferson County Public Administrator Steve Farmer announced he would be retiring next month. Farmer was first elected to that office in 2012. He says he’s pleased with the job he’s done and very happy to have served in that capacity for the past ten years.

Farmer says one of the biggest reasons for retiring, is to spend more time with his daughter who has some lingering health issues.

Farmer will officially step down as the Public Administrator on May 22nd. Jefferson County Executive Dennis Gannon will appoint a replacement for Farmer to serve the remainder of the term until 2024. The deadline to submit an application for the position was on Monday and a replacement will likely be announced by the end of the month or early May.