2022 Alabama Elections

Ed Packard, Republican, Secretary of State

Ed Packard

Ed Packard

Alabama Secretary of State

Residence: Prattville

Political experience: None

Professional experience: Worked in the Alabama Secretary of State’s office for 24 years, including as head of the elections division. Previously worked with the North Carolina Board of Elections; the Center for Government Services at Auburn University; and the Voter Registration and Elections Office, Sacramento County, Calif.

Education: First person in U.S. to earn a master’s degree of public administration with a specialty in election administration; bachelor’s degree, 1991, and graduate degree, 1994, both from Auburn University

Main issues: The state needs post-election audits

Top contributors: James R. Packard, $3,348; Deborah Howard, $2,500; himself, $1,893

Campaign: edpackard.com; Facebook: Ed Packard for Secretary of State