Biography

Sec. Wyman speaking at the Washington Historical Society.

 

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

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

Professional Leadership

- Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow, Class of 2013
- Co-Chair, Council of State Governments Overseas Voting Initiative 2014 – present
- Chair, Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute Board, 2015 – present
- Co-Chair, National Voter Registration Day Committee, 2017 – present
- Co-Chair, Vote at Home Institute Board of Advisors, 2019 to present
- Co-Chair, Heritage Committee, National Association of Secretaries of State, 2019 – present
- Co-Chair, Elections Committee, National Association of Secretaries of State, 2018 – 2019
- Co-Chair, Rock the Vote Corporate Civic Responsibility Program, 2015 – 2016
- 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

Service and Civic Involvement

- TVW Board of Directors
- Washington State Historical Society Board of Trustees
- YMCA Youth and Government Program Advisory Board
- TwinStar Supervisory Committee
- American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State program presenter

Awards

- Past President United Way of Thurston County Awards
- The Robert F. Utter Award
- 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

National Thought Leader

  • TIME – ‘We’re Not Going to Know Who is the President it Until Well into November.’ These Are the Scenarios Worrying Election Officials, Lissandra Villa, June 17, 2020. https://time.com/5855038/coronavirus-voting-election/ 

  • New York Times – Washington: Where Everyone Votes by Mail, Lisa Lerer, April 15, 2020, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/us/politics/washington-where-everyone-votes-by- mail.html 

  • ABC News Live – Washington State Secretary of State Kim Wyman on the state’s mail-in only elections, April 7, 2020, https://www.facebook.com/ABCNewsLive/videos/washington- state-secretary-of-state-kim-wyman-on-the-states-mail-in-only-electio/1282819792108897/ 

  • NPR – All Things Considered, Lessons to Learn from Washington’s Decades-Long Experience of Mail-In Voting, Ailsa Chang, May 28, 2020, https://www.npr.org/2020/05/28/864410852/lessons-to-learn-from-washingtons-decades- long-experience-of-mail-in-voting 

  • GeekWire – Q&A: Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman on using tech to keep elections secure, Gregory Scruggs, GeekWire, September 15, 2019, https://www.geekwire.com/2019/qa-washington-secretary-state-kim-wyman-using-tech- keep-elections-secure/ 

Opinion Editorials

  • The Spokesman-Review – Our Democracy Depends on a Reliable Postal Service, Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos (D) and Kim Wyman May 19, 2020, https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/may/19/kim-wyman-and-jim-condos-our- democracy-depends-on-/  

  • USA Today – Republican leader: My state shows why voting by mail is secure and trustworthy, May 15, 2020, https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/05/15/amid- coronavirus-washington-state-shows-why-vote-mail-secure-column/5189588002/ 

  • Newsweek – We are Republicans and Democrats. Vote by Mail is Essential to Protect Voters – and Democracy Itself | Opinion, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold (D), Kim Wyman, Joshua Silver, May 5, 2020, https://www.newsweek.com/vote-mail-essential- voters-health-democracy-1502106 

  • CNN – States Need Billions to Ensure Safe Elections | Opinion, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) and Kim Wyman, March 31, 2020, https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/31/opinions/covid-19-states-billions-election-safety-hobbs- wyman/index.html 

Nonpartisan Subject Matter Expert

  • Aspen Institute – The Health of our Democracy: Voting During a Pandemic, June 9, 2020, https://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/the-health-of-our-democracy-voting-during-a- pandemic/ 

  • U.S. Election Assistance Commission – COVID-19 Hearing, April 22, 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KcIfu_PZgM&feature=emb_logo 

  • Declaration for Democracy – Protect Our Vote Townhall, April 20, 2020, https://www.facebook.com/DFADCoalition/videos/1111137695929513/ 

  • Represent Us – Unrig Summit, April 2, 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH5JesG97QM&feature=youtu.be&t=105 

  • Seattle Channel Civic Cocktail: AG Bob Ferguson & Secretary of State Kim Wyman, March 5, 2020 https://www.seattlechannel.org/CivicCocktail/episodes?videoid=x111966 

  • The Carter Center – Native American Participation in US Elections: Conclusions, December 7, 2018, http://forum.cartercenter.org/media/native-american-participation-us- elections-conclusions 

  • 2018 Election Assistance Commission Summit – Election Security: Solutions and Opportunities, January 16, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOwtlnnt0og 

  • Council of States Governments – Improving State Elections for Military, Overseas Voters: Kim Wyman, February 24, 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brw9CHuTfEs 


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