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Claire Woodall-Vogg has been the Executive Director of the City of Milwaukee Election Commission since July of 2020.  Prior to become director, she was with the Election Commission for eight years, except for a brief stint as City Clerk in a small Milwaukee suburb during 2019.  Claire was born and raised in Birmingham, AL and attributes her passion for voting rights to her upbringing in the South by progressive parents who instilled the importance of equity, inclusion and representation in her from a young age.  During 2020, barriers to voting were exacerbated for communities of color who were disproportionately affected by COVID-19 in the City of Milwaukee.  Claire and her staff worked to maximize voting opportunities and voter education so that no citizen felt like they were forced to choose between their vote and their health. Claire holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Certified Public Manager (CPM) certification from the University of Wisconsin.  She finds comfort in chaos, as evidenced by raising two young boys and three rescued dogs with her husband.