Cecil County’s former elections director Ruie Lavoie has been named the new director of Baltimore County elections, the elections board announced Tuesday.
Lavoie brings more than a dozen years of experience working in Maryland elections, including a decade of serving Baltimore County, according to a news release.
The elections board “is excited to welcome Ms. Lavoie and is confident that she has the tools, skills and drive to manage elections in Maryland’s third largest county,” board president Bruce Robinson wrote in a statement.
Lavoie has also been an officer in the Maryland Association of Election Officials and the Maryland Association of Counties. She was also sworn in this month as a member of the Local Leadership Council for the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, according to a news release.
Lavoie will replace Katie Brown, who is retiring after 35 years of service in Maryland elections, the last 13 managing the county’s elections.
Brown “brought Baltimore County elections into the modern era, adapting to the multitude of changes over the last decade without missing a beat while building what we think is the strongest staff in Maryland elections,” elections board president Bruce Robinson wrote in a statement.
The county elections board worked with the Maryland State Board of Elections to recruit and interview seven candidates from across the state over a six-week period this fall.