Natalie E. Tennant
West Virginia’s 29th Secretary of State
Throughout her administration, she has been a leader in promoting open and engaging government and business friendly initiatives. Tennant has streamlined the Secretary of State’s Office to make it more efficient and cost-effective while improving services for voters, candidates, business owners, and citizens.
Under Tennant’s leadership, the Secretary of State’s Office has met unprecedented challenges and promoted bold initiatives. Thanks to Tennant’s leadership West Virginia has also emerged as a leader on the national stage in election modernization, by implementing online voter registration and helping West Virginia become the 3rd state in the nation to pass automatic voter registration.
Since Secretary Tennant began her service West Virginia has become more business friendly by making it easier for businesses to register. Secretary Tennant also has more investigations and convictions for election law violations than any other secretary in West Virginia's history.
Secretary Tennant currently resides in Charleston with husband Erik Wells, and daughter, Delaney.
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