HUNT VALLEY, MD—Baltimore County Board of Elections President Bruce Robinson on Thursday announced that Ruie Lavoie has been named the County’s new Election Director. Lavoie will begin in her new role on December 29, 2021.
Lavoie has worked in Maryland elections for more than 12 years, the first 10 in Baltimore County, and the last two as Election Director in Cecil County.
She has also been an officer in the Maryland Association of Election Officials and the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo). Earlier this month, she was sworn in as a member of the Local Leadership Council for the US Election Assistance Commission.
Lavoie is also a graduate of the MACo, University of Maryland School of Public Policy Academy of Excellence in Public Leadership.
The Baltimore County Board worked with the Maryland State Board of Elections Human Resources to recruit and interview seven candidates from across the state over a six-week period this fall.
“The Board is excited to welcome Ms. Lavoie and is confident that she has the tools, skills, and drive to manage elections in Maryland’s third largest county,” Robinson said.
Lavoie will replace Katie Brown, who is retiring after 35 years of service in Maryland elections, the last 13 as Baltimore County Election Director.
“The Board was extremely sad to see Mrs. Brown leave county service. Mrs. Brown brought Baltimore County elections into the modern era, adapting to the multitude of changes over the last decade without missing a beat while building what we think is the strongest staff in Maryland elections. We wish her the very best in retirement,” Robinson added.