| RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State
STATE OF KANSAS
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Stephanie Wing, Public Information Officer
Office of the Secretary of State
THORNBURGH TO PRESENT NASS MEDALLION AWARD WINNERS
TOPEKA, KS- Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh will recognize three 2007 NASS Medallion award winners at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2007. The ceremony will take place at the Secretary of State’s office.
Thornburgh will recognize:
-John Bartolac, Director of the Johnson County Department of Records and Tax Administration, for his leadership as chairman of the Kansas Electronic Recording Commission;
-Michael Byington, for his work on Secretary Thornburgh’s Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Advisory Council and Accessibility Subcommittee; and
-Kathy Peckman, Miami County Clerk, for her work on both county and state elections management.
NASS Medallion awards are given to honor outstanding efforts to promote or advance elections, civics education, or other Secretary of State functions.