In May of 2011, Cliff was appointed chief administrative officer for all elections in Knox County, overseeing a full-time staff of nine, five part-time employees, and a 1.5 million dollar annual budget. He administered the most complex election in a generation, running a Knoxville election concurrently with a State Senate Special Election, requiring the training and coordination of more than 400 employees on Election Day.
Cliff previously practiced law at Dunn, MacDonald, & Reynolds, P.C. and Baker, Worthington, Crossley, Stansberry & Woolf. He also served as a career law clerk under The Honorable Curtis L. Collier and The Honorable James H. Jarvis. Cliff is a certified Administrator of Elections and Rule 31 General Civil Mediator.
Cliff will present Hacked. How Safe Are Our Elections? at 11:00 on Friday, September 28 at the East Tennessee History Center.