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Secretary Merrill Announces Transition to New Chief Legal Counsel


Monday, April 8, 2019 – MONTGOMERY – In June of 2018 the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office welcomed Hugh R. Evans, when he joined Secretary Merrill’s team following his retirement as General Counsel for the Alabama Ethics Commission.

Secretary Merrill is now excited to announce that Mr. Evans has now transitioned to General Counsel for the Office and will be a valuable resource for the people of this state in areas like campaign finance review and investigation, voter fraud, business filing questions and many other issues the Alabama Secretary of States Office does to solve problems for the people of this state each and every day.

"We are excited to continue to build a team that will be viewed as the most effective group of public servants available to the people of Alabama when they look for committed, dedicated, diligent, and ethical leadership at the state level," said Secretary Merrill.

Hugh can be reached at or phone at 334.353.7857.