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Friday, September 27, 2013
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Kander Honors Election Workers' Service with Annual Rosemary Plitt Award
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander this week honored two women who have served Missourians at their respective local election authorities for nearly 60 years combined.
Kander presented Alby Shipman of the Kansas City Election Board and Nedra Holst of the Board of Election Commissioners of the City of St. Louis with the annual Rosemary Plitt Award for Excellence in Election Administration at this week’s Missouri Association of County Clerks/Election Authorities conference.
"Alby Shipman and Nedra Holst’s commitment to public service is as inspiring as it is praiseworthy," Kander said. "It’s my great honor to give them special recognition for their years of dedication to our democracy’s electoral process."
Ms. Shipman, known as "Miss Alby," has worked at the Kansas City Election Board for 24 years —beginning work there when she was 68 years old. After serving for years as an Election Day judge, she started full time with the election board in the Records Department, and currently greets the public, as well as keeping office operations running efficiently. At 91-years-old, Miss Alby loves Election Day, and is often first to arrive and last to leave.
Ms. Holst has worked for the Board of Election Commissioners of the City of St. Louis for more than 25 years. Currently the Assistant Deputy Republican Director of Elections, Ms. Holst has either worked with or supervised every single department at the Election Board. She is known as a consummate team player and is highly regarded for her vigilance in maintaining bipartisanship.
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