Table 4.15

The Secretaries of State, 2022


FIPS State or other
jurisdiction
Name and party Method of
selection
Length of
regular term
in years
Date of first
service
Present term
ends
Number of
previous
terms
Maximum
consecutive
terms allowed
by constitution
01AlabamaJohn Merrill (R)E41/2015

1/2023

12
02Alaska(a)(a)(a)(a)

(a)

(a)(a)
04ArizonaKatie Hobbs (D)E41/2019

1/2023

02
05ArkansasJohn Thurston (R)E41/2019

1/2023

02
06CaliforniaShirley Weber (D)E41/2021(d)

1/2023

02
08ColoradoJena Griswold (D)E41/2019

1/2023

02
09ConnecticutDenise Merrill (D)E41/2011

1/2023

2
10DelawareJeffrey Bullock (D)A (b)41/2009

0
12FloridaCord Byrd (R)A5/2022

0
13GeorgiaBrad Raffensperger (R)E41/2019

1/2023

0
15Hawaii(a)(a)(a)(a)

(a)

(a)(a)
16IdahoLawerence Denney (R)E41/2015

1/2023

1
17IllinoisJesse White (D)E41/1999

1/2023

5
18IndianaHolli Sullivan (R)E42/2021(h)

1/2023

0(f)
19IowaPaul Pate (R)E412/2014

12/2022

1
20KansasScott Schwab (R)E41/2019

1/2023

0
21KentuckyMichael Adams (R)E412/2019

12/2023

02
22LouisianaKyle Ardoin (R)E45/2018 (c)

1/2024

(c)
23MaineSheena Bellows (D)L21/2021

1/2023

05 (e)
24MarylandJohn Wobensmith (R)A1/2015

0
25MassachusettsWilliam Francis Galvin (D)E41/1995

1/2023

6
26MichiganJocelyn Benson (D)E41/2019

1/2023

02
27MinnesotaSteve Simon (DFL)E41/2015

1/2023

1
28MississippiMichael Watson (R)E41/2020

1/2024

0
29MissouriJay Ashcroft (R)E41/2017

1/2025

1
30MontanaChristi Jacobsen (R)E41/2021

1/2023

0(f)
31NebraskaRobert Evnen (R)E41/2019

1/2023

0
32NevadaBarbara Cegavske (R)E41/2015

1/2023

12
33New HampshireDavid Scanlan (R)L21/2022 (k)

12/2022

0
34New JerseyTahesha Way (D)A1/2018

0
35New MexicoMaggie Toulouse Oliver (D)E412/2016 (g)

12/2022

(g)2
36New YorkRobert Rodriguez (D)A11/2021

0
37North CarolinaElaine Marshall (D)E41/1997

1/2025

6
38North DakotaAlvin A. Jaeger (R)E41/1993

12/2022

6
39OhioFrank LaRose (R)E41/2019

1/2023

02
40OklahomaBrian Bingman (R)A410/2020

1/2024

0
41OregonShemia Fagan (D)E41/2021

1/2024

0(f)
42PennsylvaniaLeigh Chapman (Acting) (D)A1/2022

0
44Rhode IslandNellie Gorbea (D)E41/2015

1/2023

12
45South CarolinaMark Hammond (R)E41/2003

1/2023

4
46South DakotaSteve Barnett (R)E41/2019

1/2023

02
47TennesseeTre Hargett (R)L41/2009

1/2025

3
48TexasJohn Scott (R)A10/2021

0
49Utah(a)(a)(a)(a)

(a)

(a)(a)
50VermontJim Condos (D)E21/2011

1/2025

5
51VirginiaKay James (R)A1/2022

0
53WashingtonSteve Hobbs (D)E411/2021 (l)

1/2023 (l)

0
54West VirginiaAndrew "Mac" Warner (R)E41/2017

1/2025

0
55WisconsinDouglas LaFollette (D)E41/1974 (i)

1/2023

10 (i)
56WyomingEd Buchanan (R)E43/2018 (j)

1/2023

(j)
11Dist. of ColumbiaKimberly Bassett (D)A12/2018

0
60American Samoa(a)(a)(a)(a)

(a)

(a)(a)
66Guam(a)(a)(a)(a)

(a)

(a)(a)
69CNMI*(a)(a)(a)(a)

(a)

(a)(a)
72Puerto RicoOmar Marrero (NPP)A7/2021

78U.S. Virgin Islands(a)(a)(a)(a)

(a)

(a)(a)

Source:

The Council of State Governments, June 2022.

Key:

* Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.
E — Elected by voters.
A — Appointed by governor.
L — Elected by legislature.
✕ — No provision for.

Footnotes:

(a)

No secretary of state; lieutenant governor performs functions of this office.

(b)

Appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.

(c)

Ardoin became acting secretary on May 2018, replacing Tom Schedler. He was elected to his first full term in November 2019.

(d)

Weber was appointed and sworn in on Jan. 29, 2021 after Alex Padilla was appointed to fill Kamala Harris’ CA Senate seat.

(e)

Statutory term limit of four consecutive two-year terms.

(f)

In Indiana and Oregon, eligible for eight out of 12 years. In Montana, eligible for eight out of 16 years.

(g)

Oliver was elected in November 2016 to fill the remaining two years of an unexpired term and was re-elected to her first full term in November 2018.

(h)

Sullivan was appointed by Gov. Holcomb upon the resignation of Connie Lawson.

(i)

LaFollette was first elected in 1974 and served a four-year term. He was elected again in 1982 and has been re-elected since.

(j)

Edward Buchanan was appointed March 5, 2018 to fill Ed Murray’s term and was elected to his first full term in November 2018.

(k)

David Scanlan assumed office on January 10, 2022 after the resignation of William Gardner.

(l)

Steve Hobbs was appointed secretary of state in November 2021 after the resignation of Kim Wyman. Hobbs is running in the special election to be held in November 2022 to fill the remained of the term.