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Lower Lake High Grad McMullen Named Registrar of Voters

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (May 14, 2019) - The Lake County Board of Supervisors is proud to announce the appointment of Catherine McMullen as Registrar of Voters, effective June 24.

“County residents must have the highest level of trust that elections will be properly and fairly conducted,” affirms Board Chair, Tina Scott, “and we were fortunate to have the opportunity to interview four very strong candidates.”

“It is truly exciting to reintroduce Catherine McMullen to Lake County residents in her new role,” continues Scott.  “I am confident she will strengthen her office by establishing inclusive processes, maximizing our opportunity to achieve representative election results.”

Coming to the County of Lake from Multnomah County Elections (Portland, OR), where she created and managed their award-winning Voter Education and Outreach Program, Catherine McMullen is a 15-year veteran of public service.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts from UC Davis, and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington.  She will soon complete an Executive Masters in Public Administration from Portland State University.

Catherine takes a voter-focused approach to conducting elections, creating innovative services that increase access, transparency, and understanding of voting processes.

“Citizens that are eligible to vote, and want to vote, should be able to vote without barriers,” affirms McMullen.

Catherine was born in a small doctor’s office on Main Street in Kelseyville, and grew up in Lake County, graduating from Lower Lake High School.  Our County’s natural beauty and rich outdoor recreational opportunities drew her home.  She is greatly anticipating sharing beloved childhood parks and discovering new favorites with her husband, historian Michael D. Barton, and their two children.

Please join in welcoming Catherine McMullen back to Lake County, as Registrar of Voters.

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