Thursday, August 8, 2019 – MONTGOMERY - Following the conclusion of the 2019 Summer Conference, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) announced Committee Co-Chairs for the 2019-2020 term. As a result, Secretary of State John H. Merrill (R-Alabama) and Secretary of State Tahesha Way (D-New Jersey) were named Co-Chairs of the International Relations Committee.
Following the release, NASS President and Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate proclaimed, “I am proud to appoint my bipartisan colleagues to these important posts. 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.”
NASS is the country’s oldest, nonpartisan organization for public officials. Membership consists of appointed and elected Secretaries of State and selected Lieutenant Governors from across the United States and U.S. Territories. NASS serves to promote ideas and best practices related to elections and voting, state business services, and state heritage.
The International Relations Committee works to educate members on state and federal approaches to international protocol, global markets, and the development of U.S. foreign policy. Committee members dedicate their efforts to strengthening partnerships with key institutions, such as the U.S. Department of State and the United Nations.
“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!” announced Secretary Merrill.