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Statement from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS – Regarding the confirmation of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s Interim Chief of Staff Matthew V. Masterson as a Commissioner for the United States Election Assistance Commission by the United States Senate, all of the following may be attributed to Secretary Husted:

"Ohio’s status as a leader in elections administration is due in large part to the work done by individuals like Matt Masterson. A valued member of my team, he has played a key role in helping to ensure elections, and this office, run smoothly.

“Widely regarded as an expert on elections administration throughout Ohio and the country, Matt is an excellent choice for Commissioner and will be a tremendous asset to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

“I am confident that Matt will approach his new duties and responsibilities the same way he has for this office – with great personal and professional integrity.

“I wish Matt and his family the best and thank him for his service to the State of Ohio.”

Additional Information
Matthew V. Masterson was confirmed as a member of U.S. Election Assistance Commission for a term expiring December 17, 2017. He currently serves as Interim Chief of Staff for the Ohio Secretary of State, a position he has held since November 2014. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Information Officer from 2013 to 2014, as well as Deputy Director of Elections from 2011 to 2013.  Prior to joining the Ohio Secretary of State’s office, Mr. Masterson held multiple roles at the Election Assistance Commission from 2006 to 2011, including Deputy Director for the Testing and Certification Division, Attorney and Advisor, and Special Assistant and Counsel to Chair Paul DeGregorio.  Mr. Masterson, a native of Cincinnati, received a B.S. and a B.A. from Miami University and a J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law.

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