Sherril Huff, Director
Sherril Huff is the elected director of the Department of Elections for King County, the 13th largest county in the nation. As a lifetime public servant and community leader, Huff has extensive elections administration experience spanning more than 20 years.
Throughout her time at King County, Huff has championed significant reforms and partnered with staff to propel King County Elections as a leader in mail voting. Serving as the assistant director of King County’s Records, Elections and Licensing Services Division from February 2005 through April 2007, Huff was appointed as the director by County Executive Ron Sims in April 2007 and was overwhelmingly elected as the first elected elections director in February 2009. She was reelected in 2011.
Director Huff has received multiple awards and recognition at local, state and national levels including honors for ballot reconciliation efforts and implementation of quality assurance best practices in 2006. Under her leadership, King County was the first county in Washington to allow election candidates to file for office online using banking industry encryption technology.