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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Marion Supervisor of Elections serving on panel overseeing elections security

Wesley Wilcox

Marion County Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox has been elected to serve on a prestigious committee that oversees efforts to protect elections from a variety of threats.

Wilcox’s two-year term on the 2019-2020 Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC) Executive Committee started May 1. He was selected as one of five “Local Election Officials” to serve on the committee.

With more than 1,500 members and growing, EI-ISAC is a voluntary and collaborative effort providing state, local, tribal and territorial election offices with an election-focused cyber defense suite, including sector-specific threat intelligence products, incident response, threat and vulnerability monitoring, cybersecurity awareness and training products, and tools for implementing security best practices. The EI-ISAC Executive

Committee provides leadership and direction to the director of the organization.
There are 13 seats on the EI-ISAC Executive Committee, including six state/territorial representatives and seven local representatives:

State Representatives

Secretaries of State or Lieutenant Governors
Barbara K. Cegavske, Office of the Nevada Secretary of State
Nellie M. Gorbea, Rhode Island Department of State

Senior State/Territorial Election Officials
Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin Elections Commission
Robert Giles, New Jersey Division of Elections

IT Security Leads from State/Territorial Election Offices
Justin Burns, Washington Office of the Secretary of State
Trevor Timmons, Colorado Department of State

Local Representatives

Local Election Officials
Wesley Wilcox, Marion County Office of the Supervisor of Elections, Florida
Gary Sims, Wake County Board of Elections, North Carolina
Tammy Smith, Wilson County Election Commission, Tennessee
Paul Adams, Lorain County Board of Elections, Ohio
Jennifer Anderson, Hays County Elections, Texas

Local Elections Information Technology Representatives
Joshua Helms, Greene County, Missouri
Rahul K. Patel, Office of Cook County Clerk and Chicago Board of Elections Commissioners, Illinois