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Doris J. Reed-Young

Title: Director
Company: Department of Elections, Kent County
Location: Dover, Delaware, United States

Doris Young, Director at Department of Elections, Kent County, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in election administration.

Ms. Young has served ably with the Kent County, Delaware department of elections since 1990 and as its director since 2014. In this capacity, she is responsible for planning, developing and coordinating the statewide implementation of the election code, voter registration process and notaries public law. The bureau also issues commissions and maintains a repository for all state legislation. In addition, Ms. Young assists in new voting system testing, budgeting, assembling training manuals, staff management and making sure the team is performing their duties properly.

Ms. Young maintains affiliation with the Leadership Council Board of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. As a testimony to her dedication, she garnered the Governor’s Team Excellence Commitment Award in 2019. 

In addition to helping oversee state elections. Ms. Young has provided superior service with the accounting department of a car dealership and with a temporary employment agency.  An avid contributor to her community, she is a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church as well as women’s groups in Townsend, Delaware. 

Ms. Young attributes her success to family’s support as well as to her passion and drive to succeed and the love and support of her late parents, who were a significant source of her strength, courage, and determination. In the coming years, she hopes to retire from her full-time work as the director of the Department of Elections in Kent County. However, she would like to continue to guide and mentor students who may be working in government studies and continue to network with people within the election center group and leadership council board.

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