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David Ammons is communications director and senior policy adviser to Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed and the Office of Secretary of State. The agency includes the executive office of the secretary, the Elections Division, state Archives, state Library, Corporations Division, and a number of programs approved and funded by the Legislature, including address-confidentiality for domestic violence victims, domestic partner registration, charities registration, and oral history. The agency is the moving force behind a new state Heritage Center that will open on the capitol campus in Olympia in 2012. David brings to the agency a 37-year background as political and state government journalist for The Associated Press. He was president and dean of the capitol press corps, wrote a statewide weekly column and hosted “Inside Olympia” public television show on TVW, the state’s version of C-SPAN. He is active in church and community activities and was for 10 years a trustee of the Washington State Historical Society. He is a communications graduate of the University of Washington, with an emphasis in political science and education. His daughter, Jennifer, is a Duke University graduate and now practices poverty law with the Northwest Justice Project. His son, Jonathan, is a graduate of The Evergreen State College and works for the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
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