WASHINGTON DC, March 1, 2017 -- U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) announced today that Kevin J. Kennedy, former Director and General Counsel for the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, has joined its board of directors.
Mr. Kennedy served for 33 years as Wisconsin’s Chief Election Official, 1983 to 2016. No other individual served longer in that capacity. Under his leadership, Wisconsin was consistently recognized as a leader and innovator in the administration of elections, lobbying and campaign finance.
“My first priority with US Vote will be to support its expansion into the arena of local elections data across the country. It’s exciting to be part of an organization that has spearheaded so many positive innovations in elections and I look forward to working toward its mission,” stated Mr. Kennedy.
“Anyone who knows anything about Wisconsin elections has to admire Kevin Kennedy. The state presents particular challenges as it runs even its federal elections at the municipal level, and there are over 1,800 municipalities,” stated US Vote’s President and CEO, Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat. “His deep election administration expertise will bring unrivaled expertise to our new local elections data efforts.”
“Nothing combining Wisconsin and elections is simple. Kevin made it work while he embraced the “Accountability” at the center of Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board,” added Mark Ritchie, US Vote Board Member, and former Minnesota Secretary of State.
Notably, Mr. Kennedy was a member of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) from 1990 to 2016 and served as its president in 2006. In 2016 he received the organization’s distinguished service award. As a member of the Election Center for 28 years, Mr. Kennedy was inducted into its Election Hall of Fame in 2016. [See complete biography.]
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U.S. Vote Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c) 3 organization that works to facilitate and increase the participation of U.S. domestic, overseas and military voters worldwide through civic data, technology development, and access to personalized voter information services. Further information: www.usvotefoundation.org.
For Further Information Contact:
Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, susan (at) usvotefoundation.org, +1 (202) 470-2480