West Virginia Secretary of State
WV Secretary of State Mac Warner is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the West Virginia University School of Law. He also holds two Masters Degrees in International Law from the University of Virginia. During his 23-year career in the United States Army, Secretary Warner served on four continents, deploying to military hot spots around the world while also serving on the staff at the U.S. Army War College. Prior to being elected West Virginia’s 30th Secretary of State, Lt. Colonel Warner served five years with the U.S. State Department in Afghanistan. Since taking his oath of office on January 16, 2017, Secretary Warner has been recognized throughout the country for his innovation in cybersecurity and election preparation. Under his leadership, West Virginia became the first state in the nation to offer a mobile voting application designed specifically for overseas military personnel deployed to remote areas of the world during election time. Since becoming Secretary of State, Secretary Warner has led an effort for West Virginia to secure federal funding to assist counties with more than $12 million in new voting equipment, state of the art election technology and physical security. In addition to his duties as the state’s chief elections officer, Secretary Warner also serves as the state’s chief business official. Today there are more than 116,000 entities licensed to do business in the Mountain State.