The Senate today unanimously confirmed Meagan Wolfe as Elections Commission administrator, making her the agency’s first permanent leader since it was created in 2016.
The 32-0 vote confirms Wolfe for a term through July 1 as well as a second that ends June 30, 2023.
Wolfe was first appointed in March 2018, after the Senate rejected the appointments of Mike Haas and Brian Bell as the administrators of the Elections and Ethics commissions, respectively.
At the time, Senate Republicans cited the old Government Accountability Board’s handling of a John Doe probe and other concerns for the votes. The Elections Commission then selected Wolfe, who was serving as the assistant administrator, to replace Haas and requested the Senate confirm her.