Perhaps Alabama’s most transparent leader, John Merrill, allows you to digitally stalk him

John Merrill
[Photo via John Merrill on Facebook]

When it comes to connecting with the people of Alabama, there’s one statewide leader who goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure he is as transparent and accessible as possible.

The Alabama Secretary of State, John Merrill, not only fulfills his duties of office, but he also goes to great lengths to connect with those he serve. The proof? His Facebook page.

On a daily basis Merrill takes to the social media platform to post public snaps of everyone he’s meeting with in the State Capitol and at events across the state. His daily updates are not only transparent, but seem to serve as a digital diary of his efforts in the Secretary of State’s office that he welcomes constituents to follow along.

Here’s a look at this past week:








The office of Secretary of State

The Alabama Secretary of State is the Chief Clerk of the state and acts as the primary custodian of important state records. These records include business registrations, legislative acts, land records, campaign finance records, trademarks, and more.

In addition to keeping the Great Seal of the State, the Secretary of State is the state’s Chief Election Officer, responsible for running and recording the results of all state elections.