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Carroll Publishing launches GovSearch API™

November 7, 2018:Carroll Publishing announced the launch of GovSearch API™, a government contact data service that allows subscribers to connect server-to-server via HTTP and quickly develop a functional application or integrate into an existing web site or CRM application. Learn more.

Andrew Kim, Democrat, elected to U.S. House of Representatives New Jersey seat

Nov. 16, 2018: Andrew Kim, Democrat, was declared the winner of the election to the U.S. House of Representatives Third Congressional District seat in New Jersey on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Kim, 36, defeated incumbent US. Rep. Tom MacArthur, Republican. MacArthur said Wednesday evening, Nov. 14, that he called Kim to congratulate him on his victory in the South Jersey race for Congress, acknowledging that “enough provisional ballots have been counted” to show that Kim had won. The Third Congressional District in New Jersey in the U.S. House includes Burlington and Ocean Counties in South New Jersey. Kim attended Deep Springs College in California before he transferred to the University of Chicago, where he graduated in 2004 with a degree in political science. During college, Kim was an Intern at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Kim later received a Rhodes Scholarship and Harry S. Truman Scholarship to study international relations at Magdalen College, Oxford. Kim worked at the U.S. Department of State, and he worked in Afghanistan as a civilian Adviser to Gen. David Petraeus and John R. Allen, before he worked as a National Security Adviser at the White House for former President Obama.

Kai Hagen, Democrat, elected to Frederick County, Md., County Council At-Large seat

Nov. 16, 2018: Kai Hagen, Democrat, has unofficially secured an At-Large seat on the Frederick County, Md., County Council. Election workers counted provisional ballots on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, and as of Wednesday night, Nov. 14, Hagen now has 46,142 votes. Republicans Phil Dacey and Danny Farrar had 44,660 and 44,330 votes, respectively. Election Director Stuart Harvey said Hagen should be elected, pending the certification of ballots today, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. “Unofficially, I think he’s pretty safe…the fight is obviously for the second seat,” Harvey said. Hagen said he expects to be on the County Council, pending any unforeseen circumstances. “We have felt very comfortable really since election night, because we knew what the lead was,” Hagen said. “So far, pretty much the way it’s played out, it’s been true to form.” Today, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, is the last day for ballots to be counted, pending any delays. Harvey believes that roughly 1,100 absentee ballots will be counted then.

Joseph Sholes resigns as Craigsville, Va., Police Chief

Nov. 16, 2018: Joseph W. Sholes resigned as the Police Chief of Craigsville, Va., about two weeks ago. Sholes, 30, of Staunton, Va., was originally placed on unpaid administrative leave by Craigsville Mayor Richard Fox before Sholes resigned from office. Sholes was hired in September, 2017, as the Craigsville Police Chief, about four months after he resigned from the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. Craigsville only has one police officer, the Police Chief, and the position is being temporarily filled until a permanent successor is hired, Fox said.

Jared Golden elected to U.S. House of Representatives Maine Second Congressional District seat

Nov. 16, 2018: Jared Golden, Democrat, has been declared the winner of a U.S. House of Representatives seat in Maine, defeating incumbent U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, Republican. Golden, 36, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has been elected to represent Maine’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House. Election officials declared Jared Golden the winner yesterday, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, after a federal Judge denied Poliquin's request to halt tabulations under Maine's new ranked-choise voting system. Golden is currently a Representative in the Maine State House of Representatives, District 60, where he represents part of Lewiston, Maine. He has held that position since December, 2014. Golden worked in Iraq and Afghanistan in the Marine Corps. Golden attended Bates College. After he graduated, he worked for an international logistics company, and then for U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, at the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Golden returned to Maine in 2013 to work at the House Democratic Office at the Maine State Legislature. Golden ran and was elected to the Maine State House in 2014, and he was re-elected to that seat in 2016. In the subsequent legislative session, Golden was appointed as the State House Assistant Majority Leader.

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada Democrat, appointed Chairman, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Nov. 16, 2018: U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada Democrat, was appointed yesterday, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, as the Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Cortez Masto won a race in 2016 against former Rep. Joe Heck, Republican, to take the seat previously held by Democratic Leader Harry Reid.

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming Repubican, appointed Republican Conference Chairman

Nov. 16, 2018: U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming Republican, has been appointed as the Republican Conference Chairman. Cheney succeeds current Conference Chairman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington Republican, who decided not to run for a fourth term in the leadership position. As the No. 3 Republican in the U.S. House, Cheney will be the highest-ranking woman in Republican leadership. Liz Cheney is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, Republican.

Lana Marks nominated as U.S. Ambassador to South Africa

Nov. 16, 2018: Lana J. Marks was nominated as the U.S. Ambassador to South Africa on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Marks, of Florida, is the founder and chief executive officer of Lana Marks Ltd., Inc., a luxury fashion accessories manufacturer. She was previously on the Women’s Leadership Board at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Women’s International Forum for more than ten years. Marks attended the University of the Witwatersrand and the Institute of Personnel Management in Johannesburg, South Africa. She speaks Afrikaans and Xhosa.