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Election Staff

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@webercountyutah.gov

In addition to his local responsibilities in Weber County, Ricky serves as the Chairman of the Elections Subcommittee for the National Association of Counties. He is a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council. 

He has testified twice before Congress regarding elections. He serves on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors. He served as President of the Utah Association of Counties. He was honored as Utah’s County Clerk of the Year in 2015 and Auditor of the Year in 2013 and 2017.

Ricky earned his Masters of Accountancy from BYU, is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Public Official, and also earned his Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) license in 1997. He serves on the Constitution Day Committee of Utah, and on the State’s Private Activity Bond Authority. He’s also an Eagle Scout.

Lauren Shafer

Elections Director

Phone: 801.399.8036
Email: lshafer@webercountyutah.gov

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.

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. 

Daniel Wade

Candidate Services/Voter Registration

Phone: 801.399.7411
Email: dwade@webercountyutah.gov

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: 801.399.7142

Email: mfitzpatrick@webercountyutah.gov

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@webercountyutah.gov

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.