Staff Contacts/Bio


Main Number: (801) 399-8034
Email: elections@weberelections.gov

Ricky Hatch, CPA
Weber County Clerk/Auditor
Phone: (801) 399-8613
Email: rhatch@co.weber.ut.us


Lauren Shafer
Elections Director
Phone: (801) 399-8036
Email: lshafer@co.weber.ut.us


Lauren is a Utah native who, due to her parent’s work in the Foreign Service, grew up in Germany, Madagascar, and Singapore. These experiences helped her grow a great passion for public service. Lauren received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Southern Utah University, and her Master’s Degree in Homeland Security from Northeastern in Boston, where she also worked as an assistant at the Harvard Business School.

She has election experience both at a state and at local level from her work in the Utah Lieutenant Governor’s Office and with Salt Lake City. While at the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, she served as the state’s Elections Security Specialist and then Office Manager. During her time at Salt Lake City, working in the Recorder’s Office, she played a central role in administering the city’s elections.

Lauren spends her free time outside exploring with her Airedale Ozzy, or at home catching up on all her TV shows.

Daniel Wade
Candidate Services/Voter Registration
Phone: (801) 399-7411
Email: dwade@co.weber.ut.us


Daniel has been part of the Weber County Election’s Team since 2015. Prior to working for Weber County, he was an Instructor at the Ogden-Weber Tech College and Flight Attendant with Southwest Airlines.

Daniel earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Geography from Weber State University. He and his husband Ken are the proud parents of three cats and Daniel enjoys volunteering at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

Megan Fitzpatrick
Poll Workers/Social Media and Outreach
Phone: 801-399-7412
Email: mfitzpatrick1@co.weber.ut.us


Megan has been a part of the elections team since 2019. She has worked for Weber County since 2012. She spent more than a decade as a public librarian both here in Utah and in upstate New York.

She has a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and a Bachelor’s Degree in both Creative Writing and American History from Western Washington University. Megan and her spouse are owned by two cats, who supervise her LEGO building hobby.

Stacy Cornell
Office Management
Phone: 801-399-8034
Email: scornell@co.weber.ut.us


Stacy joined the elections team in 2020 and has worked at Weber County since 2015 and has worked in the health department prior to working the Clerk/Auditors office. She has lived in Weber County since childhood. She is enthusiastic about our county and annually volunteers with Ogden’s Christmas Village. She is a proud grandma and enjoys spending time with her grandchild. Stacy relishes living among Weber County’s rock cliffs on the east bench.