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Ion Sancho retiring as Leon County Supervisor of Elections

Ion Sancho, the historic Supervisor of Elections for Leon County, has held the office since 1988. Sancho has been a national advocate for fair and verifiable elections for his entire tenure and has often been in the news for his efforts.

Ion Sancho announced in June that he would not be running for re-election.

June 16, 2015

Tallahassee, FL - The Leon County Supervisor of Elections is retiring. Mark Early has filed to run for the Leon County Supervisor of Elections in 2016.

Early works in the elections office. He is currently the manager of voting systems of Leon County. He's the programmer for ballots and voting machines.
Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho is endorsing {Mark} Early. He says Early is the one who ensures that everybody's vote has counted properly over the last 20 years.

Sancho says, "The technology required to manage a modern-day elections office is incredible. Quite frankly, Somebody with an engineering degree, somebody with experience and understanding to know when a vendor is filling them with hot air and when a vendor is telling the truth is necessary."http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Leon-Co-Supervisor-of-Elections-Endorses-Candidate-to-Take-His-Place-307692931.html


After he endorsed one of his staff members, Mark Earley, as a candidate for supervisor of elections in the 2016 election, his position on the Canvassing Board was questioned - http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/politics/2015/06/16/sancho-endorsement-make-step-board/28827189/

Now a Democratic candidate, Alan Williams, has declared for the office - http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Alan-Williams-to-Run-for-Leon-Co-Supervisor-of-Elections-330338421.html

While I have met Alan Williams and like him, I think I will go with Ion Sancho's endorsement for the office. Sancho's priority has always been to ensure verifiable elections and I doubt that he would endorse a candidate who would not have the same priority.
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