Monday, November 20, 2017

November, 2017 Program Speaker

Secretary of State Tre Hargett was unable to attend our November meeting and sent Mark Goins as a replacement.  Mr Goins heads the State of Tennessee Division of Election as the Coodinator of Elections.

We were delighted to learn about the elections process in Tennessee.

Mark Goins, originally from La Follette, TN, a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University, with his J.D. from Regent University School of Law, and a student of comparative law at Oxford University in England, was appointed by Secretary of State Tre Hargett as the Coordinator of Elections on February 11, 2009.  
Mark served on the State Election Commission from March of 2005 to February of 2009.
In addition, during the years of 1996 to 2002, Mark held the office of District 34 Representative in the Tennessee House of Representatives.  During his tenure in the legislature, he served on the Elections Sub-Committee and was selected as the 2002 East TN Development District Legislator of the Year.  Mark recently served as Chairman of the Election Assistance Commission Standards Board and was selected by his peers to represent State Election Directors on the Critical Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council.
Mark is married to Rebecca, and they have two sons, Brody and Noah.

The Division of Elections is headed by the Coordinator of Elections, Mark Goins, who oversees the election process in the State of Tennessee. The Coordinator of Elections works directly with ninety-five (95) local county election commissions, candidates and the public on election related issues.  The county election commissions are appointed by the State Election Commission.  There are ninety-five (95) county election commission offices throughout the State. 
Division of Elections
Mark Goins, Coordinator of Elections
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Snodgrass Tower, 7th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

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