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The Elections Leadership Team oversees the day-to-day operations of King County Elections, helps set the priorities and vision for the organization and advises the Director on strategic and emergent issues.



vacant, no photoDeputy Director vacant oversees and directs the day-to-day operations of King County Elections, including its divisions of operations, voter services, tabulation and GIS.

Kendall LeVan HodsonChief of Staff Kendall Hodson directs external affairs, including intergovernmental and stakeholder relations, oversees communications and marketing, and coordinates strategic initiatives and special projects. Prior to working at King County Elections, she served as a senior manager in the County’s central Human Resources Division and as a strategy and policy analyst for the King County Executive’s Office. Kendall holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.

Nate ValderasAdministrative Services Manager Nate Valderas oversees and directs various administrative and support functions for the Department including budget and finance, facilities, records management and quality assurance. Nate has held several management and supervisory positions at King County, where he has worked for 16 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Western Washington University.

Jimi RobinsonIT Division Director Jimi Robinson oversees and directs the Technical Services team in elections equipment and technology solutions. Systems include voter registration and election management, ballot sorting, scanning and tabulating of ballots, online ballot marking program and the web. Prior to working for King County, Jimi served six years as the IT Manager for SNOPAC 911. He holds a master’s degree in Technology from Lesley University.

Richard MooreHuman Resources Manager Richard Moore oversees and directs payroll, human resources, and training and development. Prior to working at King County Elections, he served as a senior human resources analyst for the City of Shoreline for eight years after being the human resources analyst for almost two years. Richard is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

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