Current, former elected officials honor Donetta Davidson, John Moye

Arapahoe County Clerk Matt Crane, his deputy director Victoria Gallegos and elections director Jennifer Morrell in the front row watch as attorney John Moye and former Secretary of State Donetta Davidson receive awards during a ceremony Tuesday. Behind Crane is the Denver clerk and recorder, Deb Johnson.
Arapahoe County Clerk Matt Crane, his deputy director Victoria Gallegos and his elections director Jennifer Morrell watch as attorney John Moye and former Secretary of State Donetta Davidson receive awards during a ceremony Tuesday. Behind Crane and to his right is Denver Clerk Debra Johnson.
Attorney John Moye, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams and former Secretary of State Donetta Davidson.
Attorney John Moye, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams and former Secretary of State Donetta Davidson.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams credited an attorney in private practice with a commitment to public service and a government official willing to listen for turning the office into a national model.

Williams said it wasn’t until he was sworn into office in January and then started meeting with secretaries of state across the country that he realized just how much further ahead Colorado is.

“We are indeed leading the nation and we continue to do that,” Williams said during the event on Tuesday.

He presented awards from the National Association of Secretaries of State to attorney John Moye and former Secretary of State Donetta Davidson in a ceremony that saw former and current elected officials show up to pay tribute. The NASS Medallions are given to those who make a difference.

“John, I couldn’t have shared this day with anybody any better than you,” Davidson said.

“Same to you,” Moye replied.

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