Merrill adds experienced election official to team

Secretary of the State, Denise Merrill added Former Registrar and Former Legislator, Peggy Reeves as Assistant to the Secretary of the State for Elections, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs <press release>

“I am proud to welcome Peggy Reeves to our team,” said Secretary Merrill, Connecticut’s chief elections officer. “Peggy’s many years of experience dealing with elections at the local level as a Registrar of Voters and at the state level as a member of General Assembly on the GAE committee are invaluable assets to our office as we work to reform and improve elections in Connecticut. I look forward to Peggy’s contributions to our team here at the Secretary of the State’s Office. She is uniquely positioned to understand how changes to our elections will affect voters and local communities statewide.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Secretary Merrill to safeguard the election process and protect the fundamental right to vote. I look forward to working with the local election officials – the registrars of voters and town clerks – who are responsible for administering all state and federal laws relating to elections,” said Reeves.

We know Representative Reeves and expect that she will be an effective addition the the Secretary of the State’s Office.  As far as we know she would be the first person on the team in at least several year that has extensive experience as an election official. This is not necessarily an increase in staffing since, as far as we know, to date there has not been a replacement for Lucien Pawlak who left the Office in December.

As we said when James Spallone was named Deputy Secretary of the state, I expect she will also continue to work with, and look forward to working with election integrity advocates as well.

Knowing Representative Reeves we expect that she will be an effective addition the the Secretary of the State’s Office. As far as we know she would be the first person on the team in at least several years that has extensive experience as an election official. This is not necessarily an increase in staffing since, as far as we know, to date there has not been a replacement for Lucien Pawlak who left the Office in December.

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