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As Election Administration Director, Cathy is responsible for supervision of the Precinct Services, Early Voting and Vote by Mail Departments. She directs the management of recruiting, hiring, and training of up to 1,700 workers for each election and supervises all early voting activity. She is also in charge of the Vote by Mail operation.

Additionally, Cathy staffs all the Polk County Canvassing Board meetings, managing the workflow to ensure efficiency and timely results. Cathy also serves as candidate liaison for the Supervisor of Elections’ office providing excellent customer service to all candidates as they run for office in Polk County. This includes assistance with required financial reporting and qualifying to be placed on the ballot.

Cathy is the longest serving member of the Supervisor of Elections staff. She has been employed by the office since January 1993.