For Immediate Release — August 6, 2019 —
Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is pleased to announce new NASS Committee Co-Chairs and Election Infrastructure Subsector Government Coordinating Council (EIS-GCC) appointments have been made.
“I am proud to appoint my bipartisan colleagues to these important posts. They will be on the forefront of vital issues facing Secretaries of State across the country and I look forward to working closely with them,” said NASS President and Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate.
NASS Committee Co-Chair Appointments:
Nominations & Credentials: Hon. Paul Pate, Iowa, Hon. Maggie Toulouse Oliver, New Mexico and Hon. Jim Condos, Vermont
Corporate Affiliate Advisory: Hon. Paul Pate, Iowa and Hon. Maggie Toulouse Oliver, New Mexico
Awards/Publications: Hon. Al Jaeger, North Dakota and Hon. Kimberly Bassett, Washington, D.C.
Business Services: Hon. Frank LaRose, Ohio and Hon. Denise Merrill, Connecticut
Elections Committee: Hon. Mac Warner, West Virginia and Hon. Kathy Boockvar, Pennsylvania
International Relations: Hon. John Merrill, Alabama and Hon. Tahesha Way, New Jersey
State Heritage: Hon. Kim Wyman, Washington and Hon. Katie Hobbs, Arizona
Securities: Hon. Brad Raffensperger, Georgia and Hon. Elaine Marshall, North Carolina
Cybersecurity: Hon. Paul Pate, Iowa and Hon. Jim Condos, Vermont
U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Board of Advisors: Hon. Paul Pate, Iowa and Hon. Jim Condos, Vermont
ULC Advisory Committee: Hon. Elaine Marshall, North Carolina
Council of State Governments (CSG) Representatives: Hon. Paul Pate, Iowa and Hon. Steve Simon, Minnesota
New NASS EIS-GCC Appointments:
NASS President: Hon. Paul Pate, Iowa (who will also serve on Executive Committee of EIS-GCC)
NASS President-elect: Hon. Maggie Toulouse Oliver, New Mexico
NASS Immediate Past President: Hon. Jim Condos, Vermont
NASS Treasurer: Hon. R. Kyle Ardoin, Louisiana
NASS Elections Co-Chair: Hon. Mac Warner, West Virginia
NASS Elections Co-Chair: Hon. Kathy Boockvar, Pennsylvania
Volunteers: Hon. Steve Simon, Minnesota and Hon. Connie Lawson, Indiana
Alternates Volunteers: Hon. Tre Hargett, Tennessee, Hon. Nellie Gorbea, Rhode Island, Hon. Laurel Lee, Florida and Hon. Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky
The 29 EIS-GCC members, of which 24 are state and local election officials, are working to improve threat information sharing and communications protocols, update an elections-sector specific plan and find resources for state and local election officials.
Other members of the council include individuals from the National Association of State Election Directors, the Election Center, the International Association of Government Officials, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
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