The Colorado County Clerks Association announced last month that the Honorable Donetta Davidson, a former Colorado Secretary of State and current U.S. Election Assistance Commissioner, will be the organization’s first executive director. Davidson brings the expertise of more than 30 years in the administration of elections at the local, state and federal levels. She served Colorado as the secretary of state, the state’s director of elections, and as a clerk and recorder in both Arapahoe and Bent counties. She is currently a commissioner on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and served as chair in 2010 and 2007.
“Donetta gives the Clerks Association an authoritative voice on all matters facing our local officials in this state,” said Scott Doyle, the Clerk and Recorder in Larimer County and the outgoing president of the Clerks Association. “No one in Colorado knows more about our elections or the challenges our clerks face. She has worked on our issues as a clerk and recorder in both a rural and metro county, and I am so pleased to know that Colorado voters will have someone with her impeccable qualifications working on their behalf.”
… “Election and voting issues have become increasingly complicated over the years creating an even greater need to work closely with state officials to best serve voters,” said Gilbert “Bo” Ortiz, the Pueblo County clerk and recorder and the incoming president of the Clerks Association. “In Donetta, we will have a skilled and experienced partner to work with the Secretary of State and the Legislature on behalf of our constituents across Colorado.”
In addition to her work in elected office, Davidson was elected president of the National Association of Secretaries of State, and she is the former president of the National Association of State Elections Directors. In 2005, Government Technology magazine named her one of its “Top 25: Dreamers, Doers, and Drivers” in recognition of her innovative approach to improve government services.
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