Kelly Thomasson

Kelly Thomasson
Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Assumed office
April 16, 2016
Governor Terry McAuliffe
Preceded by Levar Stoney
Personal details
Born Kelly Teal Thomasson
(1979-07-07) July 7, 1979[1]
Henrico County, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Clark Mercer
Alma mater Virginia Commonwealth University

Kelly Thomasson Mercer[2] (born July 7, 1979) is an American Democratic politician who is now serving as the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia. She was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve as Virginia's Secretary of the Commonwealth after Levar Stoney resigned.[3] Prior to her appointment to Secretary of the Commonwealth, she served as Virginia's Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth since January 2014.[3] Previously, she worked in Senator Mark Warner's office for 13 years.[3]

She is married to Clark Mercer, chief of staff to Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam. The couple has two children.[1]


  1. 1 2 "Sunday Q&A with Kelly Thomasson, secretary of the commonwealth". Richmond Times. Richmond Times. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  2. "Executive Branch" (PDF). Commonwealth of Virginia. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 "Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments". Commonwealth of Virginia. 15 April 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.

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