Election.com Acquires Premier Online Voter Registration Technology Provider; Former Rock the Vote Activist and NewVoter.com CEO Mark Strama Joins Election.com Management Team.
Political Editors & Internet/On-Line Writers
GARDEN CITY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 21, 2000
Election.com, Inc., the first global Internet election company, today announced the strategic acquisition of NewVoter.com, the premier provider of online voter registration Voter registration is the requirement in some democracies for citizens to check in with some central registry before being allowed to vote in elections. An effort to get people to register is known as a voter registration drive. Centralized/compulsory vs. technology, and the appointment of Mark Strama Mark Strama is currently a member of the Texas House of Representatives. Elected to office for the first time in 2004, he has served almost two full terms and will be open to reelection in 2008.
Mark is a native Texan from the Houston area. , co-founder and former CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of NewVoter.com, as Vice President.
"Mark brings a unique combination of technological savvy, hands-on political experience and grassroots expertise to Election.com's senior management team," said Joe Mohen, Chief Executive Officer of Election.com. "In addition to founding two Internet companies, Mark was at the forefront of Rock the Vote's 1996 voter empowerment initiative and cut his teeth on the frontline of Texas politics. His appointment underscores Election.com's commitment to increasing participation in the democratic process throughout the country."
Between 1995 and 1997, Strama served as Director of Programs for Rock the Vote, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the political empowerment of young Americans. While at Rock the Vote, he worked with MTV MTV
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In 1999, Strama co-founded Charitygift, Inc., a Web-based start-up that sells a unique line of greeting cards See e-card. for gift givers who want to make donations to America's most venerated charities (www.charitygift.com). Previously, he served as Chief of Staff for Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis. Strama began working in politics as a researcher and writer in the policy department of Ann Richards' successful 1990 Texas gubernatorial campaign. He graduated from Brown University in 1990 with degrees in philosophy and political science.
In addition, Election.com named Joe Sawin, former co-founder and President of NewVoter.com, as Director, Texas Operations. Sawin has extensive experience in the co-founding and management of other Internet and media startups, including Yclip.com Corporation. Before entering the Internet and media industry, Sawin practiced governmental affairs, corporate and intellectual property law for Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon and Jenkens & Gilchrist. Sawin graduated with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin “University of Texas” redirects here. For other system schools, see University of Texas System.
The University of Texas at Austin (often referred to as The University of Texas, UT Austin, UT, or Texas . He received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law The University of Texas School of Law is an ABA-certified American law school located on The University of Texas at Austin campus. The law school has been in existence since the founding of the University in 1883. where he served as an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review.
About Election.com, Inc.
Election.com, Inc., the first global Internet election company, is committed to broadening voter participation in the democratic process. The company provides public and private election services for governments, trade associations, labor unions, school districts, credit unions and corporations. Election.com, Inc. makes the election process more secure and less expensive than ever before. The company's management team has over 25 years of experience in technology and election-related businesses and has conducted more than 600 elections. Election.com, Inc. is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. headquartered in Garden City, New York Garden City, New York is a village in central Nassau County, New York in the USA, which was founded by multi-millionaire Alexander Turney Stewart in 1869. The village is located 18.5 miles to the east of mid-town Manhattan, on Long Island. .