Neb. Elections Deputy Receives National Honor

nebraska-state-sealNebraska’s assistant Secretary of State has been recognized with a national honor for outstanding service in the area of election management.

Neal Erickson, who oversees the state’s elections, was presented this week with the National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award. Erickson received the award at the Nebraska Association of County Officials Workshop held in Kearney.

During the ceremony, Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale cited Erickson’s longtime service to elections and civic education. Erickson began his work with the statewide election system in 1993, serving as legal counsel to the Nebraska Legislature’s Government and Military Affairs Committee.

In 1995, he was appointed as Deputy Secretary of State for elections, the position he currently holds.