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Nationally Recognized Ethics Leader Joins Secretary of State John Merrill's Legal Team


June 27, 2018 - MONTGOMERY - On June 1, 2018, Mr. Hugh R. Evans, a distinguished veteran in the state public service, joined the Secretary of State's team following his retirement as General Counsel of the Alabama Ethics Commission.  For the last 22½ years, Mr. Evans provided counsel to numerous Commissioners and staff at the Alabama Ethics Commission as well as many elected officials throughout state, local, and municipal government and citizens in the State of Alabama.  Mr. Evan’s extensive knowledge and experience will compliment and strengthen the Secretary of State’s statutory review of Principal Campaign Committees and Political Action Committees under the Alabama Fair Campaign Practices Act as well as assist with issues related to the administration of elections.

"I am excited to continue to transform the Office of the Secretary of State to be a more effective team whose only goal is to ensure that the people of Alabama are treated fairly and that our office is run more efficiently and effectively.”