The below citizens are running for the 2016 Evergreen Boys State Secretary of State.

From the Evergreen Boys State Citizen’s Manual:

“The Secretary of State acts as a “secretary” in recording official state papers, primarily in connection with the governor’s office and with the legislature. He is in charge of all state elections.

Duties at Evergreen Boys State: The Secretary of State serves as the Secretary to the Governor. He keeps records of all state business. He writes correspondence for the Governor and thank you notes to all Evergreen Boys State guests. He is in custody of the State Seal and must stamp all and only official documents. He will prepare at least three bills for the legislature pertaining to the duties of his position and lobby for their enactment. Give an address at closing of joint session of government on the accomplishments of his office.”


Mr. Martin Sample
Adams Party, City of Elm

Citizens of Evergreen I am running for the position of secretary of state because I love hard work and serving others. This position will give me the opportunity to make sure our government is all that we want it to be, after all, our country is run by we the people. Our government needs to be transparent, without corruption, and easy to understand. The best way to make this happen is elect me to be your secretary of state. And remember fellow citizens, be chill, and make Evergreen State great again!


Mr. Lamson Ho
Rainier Party, City of Hemlock

Greetings, My name is Lamson Ho, I’m from Hazen High School, and I would love to serve as your next Secretary of State. First and foremost, I love everything about the role of secretary. I serve as the secretary for just about everything at my school, being both JSA and ASB secretary at Hazen. Following my journey as secretary further, I’m also serving as the current Washington FBLA State Secretary. From taking detailed minutes to overseeing official meetings, I enjoy every aspect that the position encompasses. I’m well versed in writing thank you notes (a duty required by the Secretary of State), having written hundreds for the various leadership conferences that FBLA has hosted throughout Washington. I have an incredibly fast typing speed, with an average WPM of 112 and a high of 126, something that greatly aids in taking thorough, comprehensive, and precise notes. With my experience from WAFBLA, I can delegate large events, and will plan carefully for all elections if elected. Other than my positions as secretary, I was the previous Regional Vice President of WAFBLA, Freshman Class President, and Relay for Life Captain. Don’t say no, vote for Ho!


Mr. Isaac Waggoner
Rainier Party, City of Birch

Hey there! I’m a friendly funny guy and I want to see the best accomplished in our amazing state of Evergreen. I am committed to being the most efficient and helpful Secretary of State that you could possibly want. In the past year I was a leading member of a FTC robotics team and have gained many decision making and leadership skills from that experience. I am also the oldest of four siblings and have had many opportunities to hone my leadership skills at home. Most recently I have been pursuing a masters in communication through the amazing EBSU I will be properly equipped to handle whatever challenge is sent my way. Using all of this incredible experience I am fully equipped to be the best choice for Secretary of State. Vote Isaac and join the band waggon for success.


Mr. Liam McGovern
Adams Party, City of Fir

2016 bio - liam mcgovern

I am for America!!! I will always be for the Evergreen State! I am a football varsity starter at my high school, and love sports. I am a young American man and I’m proud of that.


Mr. Antonio Martorano
Adams Party, City of Fir

I was born and raised in Seattle, WA and as of next year I will be a senior at Ballard High School. I am very involved at my school and know the importance of holding elected positions in a student-based government. I am currently the team captain for the Track and Cross Country team, as well as a member of National Honor Society, and a Link Crew Leader. I also serve as the Color Guard Commander and one of the Leading Petty Officers in Seattle’s Premier Sea Cadet unit: Blue Angels Squadron. One of the most important duties of being the Secretary of State is good communication skills when speaking with both the Governor and the people. I am a very approachable and very active person who has experience with communicating between multiple individuals at the same time. I will also be diligent and efficient when recording all state papers between both the Governor and the state Legislature. Furthermore, I will moderate and administrate all state elections once elected. I’m excited to see what we can accomplish not only as a team, but as a government. Thank you for your consideration of my candidacy!

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