Commissioner, Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislation
jonathan m. marks
Jonathan Marks was promoted to Commissioner for the Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation in October 2011. Prior to being appointed Commissioner, Jonathan served as Division Chief for the Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE), since April 28, 2008.
As Commissioner, Mr. Marks will oversee the administration of the Elections, Notaries Public, Commissions and Legislation programs. He is also responsible for planning, developing and coordinating statewide implementation of the Election Code; Voter Registration; Notaries Public Law, issuance of Commissions; processing, maintaining a repository for all state legislation; and administering a variety of related programs.
Jonathan began his tenure with the Department of State in 1993 in the Corporation Bureau, as a Clerk II. In 2002, he accepted a position as a Legal Assistant assigned to the Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation (BCEL) where he worked closely with county election officials and was provided the opportunity to learn federal and state election law. In 2004, he was promoted to the Chief of the Division of Elections and Precinct Data with BCEL, overseeing the administration of elections; and in 2008 appointed as Chief for SURE.
Jonathan studied Business Administration at Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa. Since January, 2008, Jonathan has also served his local community as Vice-president of the Liverpool Municipal Authority.
Jonathan currently resides in Liverpool, Perry County, with his wife Jennifer and their daughter Abigail.