Verified Voting Blog: Verified Voting Names Voting Rights Lawyer and Pennsylvania Election Official Marian K. Schneider New President
Schneider: “Now more than ever, we need to secure our voting systems, and Verified Voting is leading the way.”
Nearly a year after intelligence agencies confirmed foreign interference in our elections – and with midterm primaries just around the corner – the U.S. is looking to safeguard its elections infrastructure. To that end, Verified Voting, the leading national organization focused solely on making our voting technology secure, has named voting rights lawyer and former Pennsylvania election official Marian K. Schneider as its new president. Schneider, who most recently served as the special advisor to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on election policy, will focus on restoring faith in the democratic process of voting by securing our elections.
A lawyer with expertise in voting rights and election law, Schneider has extensive experience with state government administration as well as in the nonprofit social justice sector.
“Marian brings an uncommon mix of passion and experience as an on-the-ground election official and as an advocate to Verified Voting, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have her join,” said Barbara Simons who served as Interim President and will now return to her role as Board Chair. “We are confident that under Marian’s leadership, Verified Voting can achieve its goals to secure future elections.”