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Rokey W. Suleman II will be the new executive director of the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, the board announced today. He’s coming to the District after running elections in Fairfax County.
LL was on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU-FM during election season last fall when Suleman called in to talk about Fairfax’s early voting procedures. Seemed like a pretty bright guy!
Suleman’s replacing Alice P. Miller, who left BOEE early last year to take a job as chief operating officer of the federal Election Assistance Commission. She’s continued to serve as a consultant to the board. Sylvia Goldsberry-Adams had served as interim executive director since, during various controversies about equipment and ballot malfunctions.
Some timing: Suleman might be arriving just in time to oversee a ballot referendum on gay marriage. Unlikely, but maybe. [UPDATE, 1:45 P.M.: He’ll be starting in early July.]