NASS 2019-2020 Committee Co-Chairs & EIS-GCC Appointments

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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