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60. More on Butterfly Ballot Creator Theresa LePore
Theresa LePore
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Theresa LePore is a former Supervisor of Elections for Palm Beach County, Florida. She is most notable as the person who designed the infamous "butterfly ballot", used in the 2000 presidential election.<1> This would lead the press to nickname her "Madame Butterfly." Following the controversial results of the 2000 election, she lost her re-election bid in September 2004 and left office in January 2005.


LePore grew up in Palm Beach County, attending Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

She started her career in the Supervisor of Elections Office in 1971 as a file clerk. She quickly rose through the ranks and achieved the position of Chief Deputy Supervisor in the late 1970's. During the 1980s she also moonlighted as a ramp clerk at Palm Beach International Airport.

LePore was a registered Democrat.<2><3> After the 2000 election, she switched her party registration to No Party Affiliation.

LePore is (or was) a member of the following organizations:

* American Society of Public Administration
* The Election Center
* Kiwanis of Flagler Sunrise
* League of Women Voters
* International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurers
* Women's Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
* Florida State Association of Supervisors of Election. Theresa served terms as Secretary, Vice-President, and President of FSASE.
* Executive Women of the Palm Beaches
* The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of PBC
* Hispanic Human Resources Council
* Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida
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