Meet the Leadership Team
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.
Administrative Services Manager Richard Moore oversees and directs human resources, finance, and data analysis. 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).
Chief of Staff Kendall Hodson directs external affairs, including intergovernmental and stakeholder relations, as well as language services and community engagement. She oversees communications and marketing, budget development 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.
Deputy Director Nate Valderas oversees ballot processing and voter registration. He directs various administrative and support functions for the Department including records management. 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.
Election Services Manager Janice Case oversees ballot delivery and collection, candidate and jurisdiction management, and elections project management. She has worked in a variety of roles for King County Elections since July 2006. Janice is a Washington State certified Election Administrator and is a nationally Certified Election Registration Administrator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Supervisor Dave Wilson oversees district, precinct and address maintenance, precinct alterations, and annexations. He manages external requests for maps and data. Dave has worked for King County Elections for over 27 years and is a Washington State certified Election Administrator.
IT Division Director Margaret Brownell 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.