The Board of Supervisors has unanimously moved to appoint Dana Lewis as Pinal County Recorder, through December 31, 2024.
The move comes after Virginia Ross stepped down as Pinal County Recorder on Thursday before being named as Elections Director. Ms. Lewis was sworn into her position during this morning’s Special Board of Supervisors Meeting.
Dana Lewis steps into the role from her position as Assistant to the Recorder (Virginia Ross). She moved into the Recorder’s Office in January from the Elections Department.
An Air Force veteran, Lewis spent eight years in the military as a personnelist and security forces augmentee, leaving as a staff sergeant. She moved to Arizona in 2013 and ran her own small business before joining Pinal County as an Elections Specialist in 2019. A resident of Casa Grande, she is a Certified Election Official for the State of Arizona and working to receive her Certificate in Election and Registration Administration from Auburn University in 2023.
She is the mother of two grown children, Shelby and Jack, and is a Board Member for the Coolidge Veterans Commission and the Casa Grande Historic Preservation Commission. She is also a member of the Signal Peak branch of Toastmasters.
Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Jeffrey McClure said of the appointment, “I’m very pleased that we have been able to appoint Dana at this time. She’s highly capable, detail-oriented, and eager to learn, and she also has a thorough understanding of how elections in Arizona function, which I believe is crucial for the role of Recorder.”
Outgoing Recorder and new Elections Director Virginia Ross added, “Dana is the logical choice to take the Recorder’s office; she has the 3 Ds – Dedication, Determination, and Drive. I will work with her to ensure a smooth transition.”
Dana Lewis commented, “I believe in stewardship of anything that is entrusted to you to include your faith, family, and democracy. I am stepping into big shoes, but Virginia, as well as my previous Directors in Elections, Michele Forney and Stephanie Cooper, have been amazing mentors, and I wouldn’t be in this position without them.”