Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series
Democracy Is Rooted in Accessible, Secure, and Fair Elections: Looking Ahead to the 2018 Federal Election (An EAC Perspective)
Mr. Thomas Hicks, Vice Chairman, United States Election Assistance Commission
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Location: Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library
Thomas Hicks was nominated by President Barack H. Obama and confirmed by unanimous consent of the United States Senate in 2014 to serve on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. He has talked with Americans in every state about their voting experiences. In addition, he has worked with state and local election officials across America to address critical election concerns. In his previous role as Senior Elections Counsel and Minority Elections Counsel in the House of Representatives, Mr. Hicks addressed issues relating to campaign finance, election reform, contested elections and oversight of both the Election Assistance Commission and Federal Elections Commission.
Mr. Thomas Hicks received his J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and his B.A. in Government from Clark University (Worcester, Mass.). He also studied at the University of London (London, England) and law at the University of Adelaide (Adelaide, Australia).
Sponsored by the Africana Studies Program and Auburn University Libraries.