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About Dean C. Logan, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Dean Logan

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is responsible for registering voters, maintaining voter files, administering federal, state, local and special elections and verifying initiatives, referenda and recall petitions. Los Angeles County, with more than 500 political districts and 4.8 million registered voters, is the largest and most complex county election jurisdiction in the country.

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk also records real property documents; maintains vital records of births, deaths and marriages; issues marriage licenses; performs civil marriage ceremonies; oversees countywide records management and archives programs and processes business filings and other documents. Annually, the Department records more than 2 million real estate documents, issues 1 million certified copies of vital records, issues 59,000 marriage licenses and processes more than 20,000 fictitious business name filings. The Department serves an estimated 3,500 customers daily.

Logan has over 25 years experience in elections administration, records management and public service. Prior to moving to Southern California, Logan served as the Director of Records, Elections and Licensing Services for King County, Washington, as State Elections Director for the Washington Secretary of State; and as the elected County Clerk and Chief Deputy County Auditor in Kitsap County, Washington.

Currently, Logan serves as Vice President for the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO) and on the Pew Center on the States’ Voter Registration Modernization, Voter Information Project and Performance Index for Elections working groups.  He is an active participant in the Future of California Elections collaborative; an initiative sponsored and funded by the James T. Irvine Foundation.  Past work includes serving on the California Statewide Voter Registration System Advisory Committee and on the National Election Center’s Task Forces on Education & Training and Election Reform.

Logan is the recipient of the 2013 Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission Chair’s Leadership Award and has been previously recognized for distinguished leadership by Sprint USA, the National Association of Community Leadership (1999) and the Election Verification Network (2012). In 2007, Logan served as an International Election Observer in Morocco for the National Democratic Institute. Previously he traveled to China (2000) on a political leadership exchange and to the former Soviet Union (1986) as part of a citizen diplomacy delegation.

Mr. Logan holds a degree in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University and an Executive Master of Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington.  He is also an instructor for the Public Sector MPA program at California State University, Northridge.  He is married and has two adult children.

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