MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Elections Director Julietta Henry has been selected to serve on the advisory board of a national nonpartisan legal network created to advise and defend election officials in the performance of their official duties.

The Election Official Legal Defense Network announced the formation of the group and advisory board earlier today at a press conference in Washington, D.C., and described the organization’s mission in an op-ed in the Washington Post.

“It is an honor to be selected to serve on the advisory board of the non-partisan Election Official Legal Defense Network,” said Director Henry. “With the integrity of our elections being undermined by legal and physical threats to election officials, the formation of a non-partisan legal defense network is urgently needed. I look forward to providing my election expertise and being a voice for dedicated election workers in Milwaukee County, throughout the state of Wisconsin and across our great nation.”

“Director Henry works tirelessly on behalf of all voters, regardless of party affiliation, to ensure our elections are conducted in a fair, transparent, efficient, and secure manner,” said Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson. “Her appointment to the advisory board of the Election Official Legal Defense Network is a recognition that she is one of the most skilled and accomplished election officials in the nation. She is a dedicated public servant of the highest integrity, and we are privileged to have her and every member of her team on our staff.”

Director Henry has a distinguished 30-year career in public service.  She became the Director of the Milwaukee County Elections Commission in 2014, and manages all elections in Milwaukee County. She previously served as the director of the City of Milwaukee’s Board of Elections.

Last fall, Director Henry led the recount of the 2020 presidential election, a monumental undertaking that required coordination among 19 municipalities, while facilitating hundreds of citizen observers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Director Henry is active in various community and faith organizations, including Christ the King Baptist Church, Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated, and the Cream City (WI) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, one of the nation’s largest volunteer service organizations.

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