Keith Scarborough, Chair
Keith Scarborough has served as a member of the Electoral Board since 2007. During that time, he has helped oversee more than 35 elections, including four presidential elections. Keith has a strong commitment to ensuring fair, open and accurate elections and to protecting the voting rights of all citizens. In 2015, he worked with the PWC Human Rights Commission, the county chapter of the NAACP and several other groups to host a successful event at Little Union Baptist Church in Dumfries to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
A self described "political junkie," Keith has been actively engaged in Democratic politics for more than five decades. He served as chair of the PWC Democratic Committee in the early 2000's and his been a member of the State Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Virginia since 2000. He was elected as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 2008 and 2012. In 2016 Keith was elected as a Presidential Elector for the Clinton/Kaine campaign.
Growing up in Nebraska, Keith received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Nebraska. After practicing law for several years, he worked as a legislative counsel in the Nebraska Legislature and the United States Senate. After leaving the Hill, Keith worked for over thirty years as a lawyer/lobbyist for two DC-baed trade associations, retiring in 2019.
Mark Dillon, Vice-Chair
Mark Dillon is an account executive for a large software company. He is also the President of Mark C Dillon, LLC., and currently serves on two not-for-profit boards.
Mark retired from the US Air Force as a Major General in 2017 after 33 years of service. His final military assignment was the Deputy Joint Force Air Component Commander US INDO-PACOM and Deputy Commander of the Pacific Air Forces in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mark began his military career as a systems engineer on the Space Shuttle program, became a USAF pilot, and eventually accumulated more than 3,500 hours in the KC-10A, C-5, C-17A, C-130J and KC-135. His staff assignments include two Pentagon tours and two joint assignments at US SOUTHERN Command in Miami, Florida and US Forces Korea in Seoul.
Mark considers it a high honor to serve as a Prince William County electoral board member and has worked as an election officer in the 2022, 2021 and 2020 elections.
London Steverson, Secretary
I believe the Highest Duties of an American Citizen are to Vote and to serve on a Jury. Elections should be Free, Fair, and Honest. Voting should be easy, and cheating should be hard. Growing up in the Deep South, I observed how dangerous it was to cast a Ballot, or to drink from the wrong water fountain. I have devoted my Life to Public Service. Graduating as Valedictorian from an All Black Segregated high school, I was privileged to be one of the first Black Cadets to graduate from the U S Coast Guard Academy in 1968. I received my Law Degree from The National Law Center, George Washington University in 1977. I have served this Nation as a Public Servant for 44 years as a Coast Guard Commissioned Officer and as a United States Administrative Law Judge. I was awarded The US State Department's Cultural Diplomacy Award for establishing the Steverson Collection of Books in the European Union. It is the largest collection of English Books outside of England. After traveling the World, my Family and I returned to Prince William County, Virginia where the Quality of Life rivals anywhere else in the World.
Eric Olsen has been working in election administration since 2010 in critical roles in local government in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. He started as the Director of Elections for Prince William County in late 2021 and served previously as the Deputy Director of Elections for Arlington County. In 2015, he built and led a data collection project called Erase the Line while with the DC Board of Elections designed to reduce election day lines. The project was one of only 22 grant recipients from the Knight Foundation out of more than 1,000 applicants and the only government recipient of the award. In his first year of service to PWC, he eliminated a severe partisan election officer gap, saved the county more than a million dollars, and rebuilt the office’s organizational structure to expand communications, oversight, and transparency. He is dedicated to ensuring elections are fair, accurate, and safe for all voters. He graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a BA in Political Science/Sociology, has a law degree from Case Western Reserve University, and is a licensed attorney.
Eric Olsen, General Registrar
The Constitution and Code of Virginia define the structure and function of Virginia's electoral system and the qualifications for voting and holding elective office.
The Code of Virginia, Title 24.2, Chapter 1, Article 3, provides that the majority of the Judges of the Circuit Court appoint the three members of the Electoral Board, who serve staggered three-year terms. Two members must be of the political party of the Governor and one of the other major party. Article II, Section 8, of the Constitution provides that the Electoral Board appoint the Officers of Election and the General Registrar.
The Constitution and the Code of Virginia specify the duties of the Electoral Board. The Board must hold public meetings during the first week of February and March. It must also supervise registrations and elections; certify elections; appoint the officers of election and the registrar; prepare a budget and submit it to the County; manage the records of the Board; train officers of election; certify candidates for elective office; and recommend election districts and polling places to County Council.
The Code of Virginia, Title 24.2, Chapter 1, Article 4, describes the duties of the Registrar. The Registrar manages the voter registration system; conducts a public information program; assists the Electoral Board in formulating and implementing policy; identifies externalities that will affect voter registration and elections; provides information and analysis needed to plan ahead; and coordinates programs with the State Board of Elections, County officials, Voter Registrars' Association of Virginia and other registration and election groups. The General Registrar's term is four years.
Electoral Board members receive part-time remuneration, paid by the County and reimbursed by the Commonwealth. The Registrar receives a full time salary, paid by the County and partially reimbursed by the Commonwealth. The Office of Elections' staff is supervised by the General Registrar and paid by the county.