The Fairfax County Electoral Board appointed Scott O. Konopasek as the county’s new general registrar and director of elections at its March 11, 2021, meeting.
He will lead the Fairfax County Office of Elections following the retirement of the current registrar Gary Scott who has worked in the office for the past 24 years. Konopasek’s tentative starting date is April 19.
“We are very pleased to appoint Scott,” said Kate Hanley, secretary of the Electoral Board. “He has extensive experience running elections in a large jurisdiction with a diverse population like Fairfax County.”
Konopasek has more than 25 years of experience in election management in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, he served as the assistant registrar of voters in the Office of the Clerk-Recorder-Registrar for Contra Costa County, Calif., which has more than 700,000 registered voters.
Previously, he worked as the director of elections for Salt Lake County, Utah, and as registrar of voters for the County of San Bernardino, Calif.
Konopasek earned a master’s degree in political science from the University of Utah, as well as a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French literature from Brigham Young University. He is also a decorated veteran of the United States Army.
Konopasek will receive an annual salary of $150,000.
The Fairfax County Electoral Board appointed Scott O. Konopasek as the new general registrar. He has more than 25 years experience in elections management, including for a large, diverse locality like Fairfax County.
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