Elections Commission mum on pick
The agency has made an offer for a new chief elections officer
The state Elections Commission has made an offer to one of three remaining candidates for chief elections officer, but is not releasing the name.
Yesterday, at a meeting, the new commission chairman, William Marston, would say only that the commission "was making an offer to an applicant."
A decision is expected to be announced by Monday, Marston said. The position pays a maximum of $85,535 and the appointment runs for four years.
The three finalists are Rex Quidilla, the interim elections officer, who is the former voter services section chief. Quidilla handled media campaigns for the elections office from 2004 to 2007. He also worked in the elections office from 2000 to 2002 and from 1991 to 1993.
Quidilla is a former executive assistant to state Rep. Scott Saiki (D, Moiliili-McCully) and a legislative aide to Sen. Donna Kim (D, Kalihi Valley-Halawa) when she was a city councilwoman from 1997 to 2000.
Also applying for the post is Scott Nago, who worked in the elections office in 1998. Nago has worked in the ballot operations office and precinct operations and is currently head of the election counting center. During the 1998 legislative session, he was a clerk for Saiki.
The third finalist is Kevin B. Cronin, an attorney and government administrator. Cronin is the assistant general counsel to the Wisconsin Public Service Commission.