McCormack of LA County Tenders Resignation, eff. end of year

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Date: Tue Aug 28 2007 - 17:19:14 CDT

Ferris Gluck of LA caught this notice on the LA County election
department website.

Click link for 3-page announcement by McCormack.

Welcome to the Department of Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website
where our mission is to convey the people's voice in selecting their
representative government, and to preserve and ensure the integrity of
the people's historic birth, death, marriage, real estate and election
records. Please move your mouse cursor over the tabs to view further
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. Statement by Conny McCormack Announcing Retirement as Los Angeles
County's Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
<> (PDF

Conny McCormack - Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk



After 30 years of public service1, I have decided to retire at the end
of this year. It has
been an honor to serve the residents of Los Angeles County for the past
12 years as
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk and to lead a Department of
exceptionally talented and
dedicated employees committed to providing top quality service in all
three diverse
functional areas -- from election administration to recording property
deeds to
maintaining the public's official records regarding voting, property
ownership, birth,
death, marriage, and more.

My decision to leave at this time is based on several factors:
I have been approached by several foundations and, at this stage of
life, am interested
in shifting my energies and experience to election administration
research and
consulting both within the U.S. and worldwide. In the international
arena, over the past
several years I have been privileged to work with electoral commissions
in six countries,
sharing their passion and commitment to strengthening their democracies.
I am eager to
continue such work. Additionally, I am interested in bringing practical
experience and
knowledge into academic research in the area of electoral administration.

Looking to the future: The timing of my retirement at the end of this
year will allow for a
smooth transition before next year's major election cycle. Given the
wide range of
responsibilities of this Department impacting the most personal aspects
of the lives of 10
million County residents - from records of birth, death, marriage,
property and their votes
- I believe it is vital that the leadership of the Department continues
into the future with a
Department Head who possesses top management experience in both
Elections and
Recorder/Clerk operations. I am committed to assisting the Los Angeles
County's Board
of Supervisors and Chief Executive Officer in any way possible to assure the
continuation of the exceptional services provided by staff at the Registrar-
Recorder/County Clerk and to sustain positive staff morale which is
essential for
successful delivery of vital public services.


Dan Ashby
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