Director of Elections | Arapahoe County, CO
Peg Perl is the director of elections for Arapahoe County, Colorado. She came to this position in January 2020 with almost 20 years of experience in election administration and voting rights, money in politics, government ethics and open records at the national, state and local level.
Perl helped design and enact Colorado’s modern voting laws plus many state and city campaign disclosure reforms while serving as Senior Counsel for the nonpartisan Colorado Ethics Watch and Principal of her own policy and democracy education firm working with government and nonprofit clients. In 2017, Peg was named one of the Top Women Attorneys by Law Week Colorado. Prior to moving to Colorado in 2010, Peg held public service positions as nonpartisan counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee and as a policy attorney with the Federal Election Commission.
Perl grew up in Phoenix, AZ and earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Arizona State University. Peg lives in Denver with her husband (also a local government public servant), two teenagers and many rescue pets.