CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Secretary of State Mac Warner is pleased to announce that Fayette County Clerk Kelvin Holliday is the recipient of a national award for his work in registering eligible high school students to vote.
Clerk Holliday was awarded the NASS-WV Award for Exemplary Effort to Promote Civic Engagement Among High School Students. Secretary Warner was in Fayette County on Monday to personally present the award to Clerk Holliday.
“I’m honored to present this award to someone who not only has dedicated his life to public service, but also someone who has dedicated his life to the students of Fayette County,” Secretary Warner said. “Clerk Holliday has selflessly given his time to ensure every student who is able to is registered to vote.”
Kelvin Holliday was first elected as Fayette County Clerk in 1992 and has served his county in that role for 25 years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Marshall University and a Master’s Degree from West Virginia University. He and his wife have been married for 30 years and have two children, Matthew and Amy.
Due to the dedication of Clerk Holliday, several Fayette County high schools have received the Jennings Randolph Award for registering 100 percent of eligible seniors to vote. This year, four of Fayette County’s five high schools received this honor.
The NASS-WV Award is a collaboration between the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office and the National Association of Secretaries of State.
Pictured (from left to right): Fayette County Clerk Kelvin Holliday and West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner.