5th Interim Administrator candidate drops out

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Michael Squirewell, a candidate for the Fairfield County’s interim administrator’s job, notified Council Chairman Moses Bell in an email this morning that he is withdrawing his name from consideration for the position.

Squirewell spoke with The Voice earlier today as well to confirm that he is no longer a candidate for the job.


“Upon arrival for the interview [Tuesday evening], I was informed by a council member that you had decided who you were going to hire before the interview began,” Squirewell wrote in the email to Bell.

In an interview with The Voice, Squirewell said that while he appreciated that council was going to continue to interview him tonight, he would have appreciated it more had he received prior notice that he was out of the running.

Squirewell told The Voice that he was under the impression that he was seriously being considered and did not know that council had interviewed another candidate after he (Squirewell) left the interview.

Brad Caulder, the county’s director of Human Resources, was interviewed in executive session separate from Squirewell on Tuesday night, according to sources. The Voice reached out to Caulder but had not yet spoken with him before this story was posted. Bell also could not be reached for comment.

A special called council meeting is scheduled for tonight (Thursday, June 3) at 6 p.m., in council chambers at the Fairfield County government building.

Caulder is expected to be the only candidate interviewed, according to Councilman Neil Robinson, but The Voice was not able to confirm that information with Bell.

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