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Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions

Jonathan M. Marks

Jonathan Marks accepted the position of Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions in February of 2019.

Prior to being appointed Deputy Secretary, Marks served as Commissioner for the Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, and before that he was the Division Chief for the Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE).

Marks 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.

Marks studied Business Administration at Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa. Since January 2008, he has also served his local community as Vice-president and President of the Liverpool Municipal Authority.

Marks currently resides in Liverpool, Perry County, with his wife Jennifer and their daughter Abigail.