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Kevin Francis Shelley (born November 16, 1955 in San Francisco, California) is a California politician, who was the 28th California Secretary of State from January 6, 2003, until his resignation on March 4, 2005. This is a government picture. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... San Francisco skyline. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... The Secretary of State of California is the states chief elections officer. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A resignation occurs when a person holding a position gained by election or appointment steps down. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


Shelley was raised in San Francisco, the only son in a family of five. His father, Jack Shelley, was a State Senator, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Mayor of San Francisco. San Francisco skyline. ... John Francis Jack Shelley (September 3, 1905 – September 1, 1974) was the Mayor of San Francisco, California from 1964 to 1967, the first Democrat elected to the office in 50 years, and the first in a string of Democratic mayors that lasts to the present (as of 2005). ... The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... This article is about the city in California. ...


Shelley graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1973. He received his B.A. in political science from the University of California, Davis. He obtained his law degree from Hastings College of Law. 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... Niccolò Machiavelli, ca 1500, became the key figure in realistic political theory, crucial to political science Political Science is an academic and research discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... The University of California, Davis, commonly abbreviated to UC Davis or UCD is one of the ten University of California campuses. ... J.D. is an abbreviation for the Latin Juris Doctor, also called a Doctor of Law or Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and is the law degree typically awarded by an accredited U.S. law school after successfully completing three years of post-graduate law study. ... The University of California Hastings College of the Law is a law school located in downtown San Francisco, California. ...


He joined the staff of Congressman Phillip Burton and continued in his position when Sala Burton assumed her husband's seat after his death.


In 1990, Shelley was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. In 1996, he won a seat in the California State Assembly. Term limits prevented Shelley from seeking a fourth term as an Assemblyman in 2002, so he sought election as California's Secretary of State, the state's chief elections official. 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... San Francisco skyline. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Within weeks of taking office as Secretary of State, petitions were filed to recall Governor Gray Davis, a fellow Democrat. Six months after taking office, Shelley had to certify that there were enough signatures on these petitions to mandate the 2003 gubernatorial recall election, the first such election in state history. As Secretary of State, Shelley was responsible for overseeing that statewide special election. A recall election is a procedure by which voters can remove an elected official from office. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... Gray Davis Joseph Graham Davis Jr. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The 2003 California recall was a special election permitted under California law. ...


Shelley was generally credited with good work on his handling of the 2003 recall election and on his handling of the controversy over the verifiability of electronic voting machines. He was the first state election official to decertify DRE voting machine systems already in use, to require all DRE voting machine systems to contain an accessible paper copy of a person's vote, and to adopt standards for such systems. He also initiated an investigation into electronic voting machine manufacturer Diebold. Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines are computerized voting machines that tally the vote internally. ... Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines are computerized voting machines that tally the vote internally. ... Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a security systems corporation which is engaged primarily in the sale, manufacture, installation and service of self_service transaction systems (such as ATMs), electronic and physical security products (including vaults and currency processing systems), and software and integrated systems for global financial and commercial markets. ...


But after that, he became embroiled in a number of scandals. A number of former staffers and other associates came forward and accused Shelley of abusive behavior toward his underlings, including sexually explicit gestures and remarks. Other accusations surfaced charging that Shelley received allegedly laundered campaign funds during his race for Secretary of State. Shelley maintained that he did know that the funds were illicitly transferred to his campaign treasury. On October 29, 2004, Shelley replaced three of his top aides, including his trusted assistant state secretary of communications, with veteran civil servants, in an effort to bring more accountability to his office. October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 63 days remaining. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Shelley announced his resignation on February 4, 2005, to be effective March 1 [1] (http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/10821103.htm) [2] (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CA_SHELLEY_INVESTIGATION_CAOL-?SITE=CAANR&SECTION=STATE) although he did not leave office until March 4 [3] (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2005/03/04/state/n155546S40.DTL) [4] (http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/northern_california/11054561.htm). February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ...


California State Bar records indicate that Shelley resumed practicing law in April 2005.[5] (http://members.calbar.ca.gov/search/member_detail.aspx?x=133872) A bar association is a body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


External link

  • Biography from the State of California (http://www.ss.ca.gov/executive/sec_shelley_bio.htm)
  • Key Documents on Electronic Voting (http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/touchscreen.htm)
  • Shelley bans e-voting machines (http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,63298,00.html)


Preceded by:
Bill Jones
California Secretary of State
2003–2005
Followed by:
Bruce McPherson


William Leon Jones (born December 20, 1949) is a U.S. politician who served as the 27th Secretary of State of California, and was the unsuccessful Republican challenger to Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in her bid for a third term in 2004. ... The Secretary of State of California is the states chief elections officer. ... Bruce A. McPherson (born 1939) is a California politician, currently serving as the 29th California Secretary of State. ...


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Kevin Shelley - definition of Kevin Shelley in Encyclopedia (447 words)
Kevin Shelley (born November 16, 1955 in San Francisco, California) is a California politician, who is currently the 28th California Secretary of State.
Shelley was raised in San Francisco, the only son in a family of five.
Shelley was generally credited with good work on his handling of the 2003 recall election and on his handling of the controversy over the verifiability of electronic voting machines.
Kevin Shelley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (505 words)
Kevin Francis Shelley (born November 16, 1955 in San Francisco, California) is a California politician, who was the 28th California Secretary of State from January 6, 2003, until his resignation on March 4, 2005.
Shelley announced his resignation on February 4, 2005, to be effective March 1 [1] [2] although he did not leave office until March 4 [3] [4].
Shelley once adjourned a session of the assembly in memoriam to West Wing Character Delores Landingham.
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