Biography

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  • Elected Secretary of State in 2012.
  • Re-elected Secretary of State in 2016.
  • Second female Secretary of State in Washington history.

Work Experience

  • Washington State Secretary of State, 2013 – present
  • Thurston County Auditor, 2001 – 2013
  • Thurston County Elections Manager, 1993 – 2001
  • Thurston County Assistant Records Manager, 1991 – 1993


Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s Degree, California State University, Long Beach, 1985
  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Troy State University, 1990
  • Honorary Doctorate in Leadership, City University, Seattle, 2015
  • Washington State Certified Elections Administrator, 1995 – present
  • Certified Elections and Registration Administrator (CERA) from The Elections Center and Auburn University, 2004 – present


Professional Leadership

  • Chairman of the Board of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute, 2015 – present
  • Co-Chair Council of State Governments Overseas Voting Project 2014 – present
  • Co-Chair Rock the Vote Corporate Civic Responsibility Program, 2015 – present
  • Treasurer, Executive Board of the National Association of Secretaries of State, 2015 – 2016
  • Voter Registration Modernization Workgroup, Pew Center on the States, 2008 – 2012
  • Election Performance Index Workgroup, Pew Center on the States, 2010 – 2012
  • Past President Washington State Association of County Auditors, 2008 – 2009
  • Washington State Association of County Auditors, 2001 – 2013
  • Washington Association of County Officials, 2001 – 2013
  • National Association of Election Officials, Election Center, 1993 – present


Service and Civic Involvement

  • TVW Board of Directors
  • Washington State Historical Society Board of Trustees
  • YMCA Youth and Government Program Advisory Board
  • TwinStar Credit Union Supervisory Committee
  • Lacey Rotary Club member
  • Washington State Grange member
  • American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State program presenter
  • Past President United Way of Thurston County


Awards

  • The Joel Pritchard Award
  • The Washington State University President’s Award for Leadership
  • Woman of Distinction Award from the Pacific Peaks Girl Scout Council
  • The Norm Maleng Award
  • Ansbach Community Customer Service Excellence Award

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