Paul D. Pate
Secretary of State
Des Moines, IA 50319
|OFFICE OF THE IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 3, 2022
MEDIA RELEASE: Secretary Pate honors Sac County Auditor Jim Dowling with NASS Medallion Award
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate honored longtime Sac County Auditor Jim Dowling with the National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award (NASS) last week. Dowling has served as Sac County Auditor for more than 40 years, making him the longest serving current county auditor in the state and one of the longest serving auditors in Iowa history.
Secretary Pate surprised Auditor Dowling with the award during a visit to Sac City.
“I want to thank Auditor Dowling for his many years of public service and dedication to Sac County and the State of Iowa,” Secretary Pate said. “Serving as the county commissioner of elections for more than 40 years, he has helped us ensure a clean, fair process for voters. Jim is more than deserving of this honor."
Jim Dowling was appointed Sac County Auditor on August 5, 1981. Prior to that, he worked for the Sac County Secondary Roads Department, starting in 1976.
“Well, first of all it comes as a big surprise,” Auditor Dowling said. “I didn’t expect anything like this. Looking back, I can say the last 40 years went by in a big hurry. We’ve enjoyed it. I’ve learned a lot and met a lot of good people, and I appreciate this very much.”
The NASS Medallion Award was created to honor individuals, groups or organizations with an established record of promoting the goals of the National Association of Secretaries of State in the areas of elections, civic education, service to state government, and a commitment to giving.
A photo of Secretary Pate and Sac County Auditor Jim Dowling can be found at this link.