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Boockvar named Pennsylvania Secretary of State

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Kathy Boockvar, a former Hewlett Neck resident who graduated from Hewlett High School class of 1986, was appointed to be Pennsylvania Secretary of State by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Boockvar’s experience is in public interest law and policy, election administration and nonprofit health care administration. She ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2012 and for the Keystone State’s Commonwealth Court in 2011. A Democrat, Boockvar, 49,

previously served as chief counsel in the auditor general’s office and worked as an attorney in private practice and a nonprofit executive.

A cabinet level position, Secretary of State is responsible for Campaign finance reporting, charities, corporations, professional licenses, commissions, elections, legislation, Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE), notaries and the state’s athletic commission.