David Stafford trusts the process, and worked tirelessly so you do too

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David Stafford is leaving office after nearly 20 years where he held the trust of the public in the county’s election system. He’ll work to help build trust in the nation’s election system in his new role. Sitting in his corner office overlooking Palafox Street the day after he announced he was retiring, Stafford told the News Journal that his confidence in how elections are run has only increased during his time in office. “I think that the advancements that have been made particularly here, in Florida, over the last 24 years since the 2000 election have gone a long way toward increasing that confidence,” Stafford said. “If you look at where things were after 2000 to where they are today, I think it’s a significant difference. I think Florida is looked upon as a model for other states.” Taking a new job Stafford announced Dec. 19 that he would be stepping down from his position on Jan. 15 to take a job in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Stafford will be an election security advisor for the agency covering the southeast region, but he’ll remain in his hometown of Pensacola. In his new job he will act as a liaison with state and local election officials to provide assistance with election security issues. “These election security advisors will help build even stronger connective tissue between state and local election officials and our team at CISA,” CISA Director Jen Easterly said in a press release about the new positions this summer. “They will work directly for our regional directors and with our cybersecurity and protective security advisors to ensure CISA’s capabilities and services are being optimally employed to meet the unique needs of each state or locality.” Stafford […]

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