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

Dean Logan

Dean C. Logan oversees the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. The department 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 5.2 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 just completed a two-year term as president for the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO). He also serves on the California Secretary of State’s Language Accessibility Advisory Committee, on the Board of Directors for the National Election Center and as an advisor to the MIT Election Data Science Lab.

He has more than 25 years of experience in elections administration, records management, and public service. Prior to moving to Southern California, he 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. He is an active participant in the Future of California Elections collaborative, an initiative sponsored and funded by the James Irvine Foundation. Past work includes serving on the California Statewide Voter Registration System Advisory Committee and on the Pew Center for the States Voter Registration Modernization and Election Performance Index Working Groups. He is also an instructor for the MPA program at California State University, Northridge. He holds a degree in organizational leadership from Azusa Pacific University and an executive MPA from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington.

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