Secretary of State John Merrill was chosen to be a co-chair of the International Relations Committee for the National Association of Secretaries of State.
The announcement of Committee Co-Chairs for the 2019-2020 term came after the organization’s 2019 Summer Conference held in early July. Merrill will be serving alongside Secretary of State Tahesha Way, D-New Jersey, as Co-Chairs of the International Relations Committee.
“I am proud to appoint my bipartisan colleagues to these important posts,” said association president and Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate regarding the appointments he had made. “They will be on the forefront of vital issues facing Secretaries of State across the country, and I look forward to working closely with them.”
The National Association of Secretaries of State is the nation’s oldest, nonpartisan organization for public officials. The organization serves as a medium of exchange for Secretaries of State across the U.S. and its territories to promote ideas and practices regarding elections and voting, state business services and state heritage and archives.
The International Relations Committee works with members on international protocol, global markets and U.S. foreign policy.
“I look forward to strengthening U.S. alliances alongside my colleagues on the International Relations Committee and am honored to continue my service to the people of the great State of Alabama in this capacity!” said Secretary Merrill.
Merrill also serves on the association’s Elections, Business Services, State Heritage and Cybersecurity Committees.