Harris County Selects New Elections Administrator
Clifford D. Tatum Assumes the Position Left Vacant July 1
Houston — Harris County’s election commission today named Clifford D. Tatum the county’s next Elections Administrator. He is scheduled to take over from interim EA, Beth Stevens.
Mr. Tatum is the chief information security officer for the DC Board of Elections in Washington, D.C. He brings 16 years of election experience to the EA position.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice from Guilford College and a Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan University's Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing.
In response to the selection, Harris County Democratic Party Chair Odus Evbagharu issued the following statement:
“Following a nationwide search, the election commission is thrilled to select Clifford D. Tatum as the county’s new elections administrator.
“The commission worked well together to reach our decision, and Mr. Tatum was unanimously selected in a 5-0 vote.
“Mr. Tatum has an impressive background in leading elections — currently with the DC Board of Elections and prior to that as general counsel for the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. We are excited to bring him on board.
“Mr. Tatum’s elections experience — combined with a background in information security and elections law — make him perfectly suited for the Elections Administrator position, and we look forward to welcoming him to Harris County."
For Immediate Release
July 5, 2022
Contact: Elisa Rochford