Neal Kelley — Chairman
Registrar of Voters (Ret.)
Orange County, California

Marci Andino
Senior Director
Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center

Lori Augino
Vice President of Government Relations
Democracy Live

Sheriff Don Barnes
Sheriff
Orange County, CA

Tina Barton
Senior Election Expert
The Elections Group

Nate Blumenthal
Deputy Director
Program for Countering Hybrid Threats

Kathy Boockvar
President
Athena Strategies LLC

Derek Bowens
Director of Elections
Durham County, North Carolina

Edgardo Cortés
Election Security Advisor
Brennan Center for Justice

Isaac Cramer
Executive Director
Charleston County (SC) Board of Voter Registration and Elections

Orion Danjuma
Counsel
Protect Democracy

Rachael Dean-Wilson
Head of External Affairs
Alliance for Securing Democracy

Veronica Degraffenreid
Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships
Brennan Center for Justice

Patti Dubois
City Clerk
Waterville, Maine

Joseph Gloria
Registrar of Voters
Clark County, Nevada

Maj. Christopher Grotton
Associate Vice President for Safety and Security
Husson University

Chris Harvey
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council

Ricky Hatch
Clerk/Auditor
Weber County, Utah

Kathy Holland
Former Elections Director
Alamance County, North Carolina

Ben Hovland
Commissioner
U.S. Election Assistance Commission

Nathan Jaramillo
Bureau of Elections Administrator
Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Dr. Tracie L. Keesee
Co-founder, President, and COO, Center for Policing Equity

Sheriff Peter Koutoujian
Sheriff
Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Craig Latimer
Supervisor of Elections
Hillsborough County, Florida

Captain Harold Love
Michigan State Police (Ret.)
Owner and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Harold J. Love & Associates

Matthew Masterson — Emeritus Member
Director of Information Integrity
Microsoft

Scott McDonell
County Clerk
Dane County, Wisconsin

Lawrence Norden
Senior Director, Elections & Government
Brennan Center for Justice

Sheriff Paul Penzone
Sheriff
Maricopa County, Arizona

Noah Praetz
Partner
The Elections Group

Sheriff Justin Smith
Sheriff (Ret.)
Larimer County, Colorado

Michelle Tassanari
First Dep. Secretary, Dir. and Legal Counsel, Elections Div.
Commonwealth of Mass.

Judge James Tatum
Probate Court Judge
Bullock County, Alabama

Matthew Weil
Director, Elections Project
Bipartisan Policy Center

Kim Wyman
Senior Election Security Lead
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

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    “Election officials are the heroes of our democracy, working harder than almost anyone I know to ensure that every one of us can exercise our fundamental right to vote. The intimidation and threats against these dedicated officials and their families must stop."

    Kathy Boockvar
    Vice President of Election Operations and Support, Center for Internet Security
    Kathy Boockvar
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    “Democracy can only survive and thrive if we respect and protect its values and principles. Elected officials must respect those they serve, freely act within their elected authority and act on behalf of a nation that ensures their safety so they may make decisions without fear or intimidation. That is a true democracy."

    Sheriff Paul Penzone
    Maricopa County, Arizona
    Sheriff Paul Penzone
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    “Access to the ballot should not be stymied in any manner, nor should we ever lose valuable election officials because they are worn down from harassment, fear, threats and undue job hardships created to alter public faith in the electoral process. "

    Kathy Holland
    Director of Elections, Alamance County North Carolina (Ret.)
    Kathy Holland
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    “I joined the committee because I took an oath, along with my law enforcement colleagues, to protect and serve all persons, which is in alignment with my personal values and morals. "

    Captain Harold Love
    Michigan State Police (Ret.), Owner and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Harold J. Love & Associates
    Captain Harold Love
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    “The 2020 election cycle brought many challenges for election officials, but the most shocking for me were the death threats, verbal assaults, intimidation, and scare tactics. I am one of the election officials that had my life and the lives of my family members threatened, and the threats have not ceased."

    Tina Barton
    Senior Elections Expert, The Elections Group
    Tina Barton
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    “My dad was a city clerk. Elections were a central and cherished part of his job. I joined this committee to ensure that today’s election officials can keep America’s elections running safely and securely, just like he did."

    Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian
    Middlesex County, Massachusetts
    Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian
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    “Election officials are unsung heroes of American democracy—they make sure our system operates as intended. Threats to these public servants are an attack on democracy itself. Law enforcement and election officials working together can help chart a safer and more secure path forward for future elections."

    Orion Danjuma
    Counsel, Protect Democracy
    Orion Danjuma
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    “Safe, secure, transparent elections are the cornerstone of our democracy. CSSE members recognize the great responsibility associated with election administration and embrace public accountability to ensure that all eligible voters can freely exercise their right to vote and have their ballots counted. We make it a point to welcome and encourage those who want to peacefully observe this fundamental democratic process."

    Neal Kelley
    Registrar of Voters (Ret.) Orange County, California
    Neal Kelley
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    “As an election official who experienced the verbal threats and intimidation directed at me and my staff I feel I must be a voice on this committee to work with law enforcement to address this issue."

    Joseph Gloria
    Registrar of Voters, Clark County, Nevada
    Joseph Gloria
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    “Election workers are the guardians of our democracy, and attacks on them for doing their jobs are unacceptable. I’m proud to stand with and in support of this group of law enforcement and election officials, who are working on practical solutions to keep our elections safe and secure."

    Larry Norden
    Senior Director, Elections & Government, Brennan Center for Justice
    Larry Norden
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    “I have joined this committee because I believe in the mission and have full confidence that we will develop practices that are results driven and further strengthen the pipeline between law enforcement and election officials."

    Derek Bowens
    Director of Elections, Durham County, North Carolina
    Derek Bowens