Frisk Named Elections Director

Pinal County officials have tapped David Frisk, an elections official from the Northwest, to spearhead voting and tabulation efforts in one of Arizona’s fastest-growing counties.

Frisk started on the job in early March, saying, “My family and I have been looking to relocate to Arizona for some time, so I am thrilled to have this opportunity to join Pinal County and to serve all of the citizens of Pinal as the elections director.

“Free, fair and secure elections are essential to the American way of life, and it is my honor to take on this responsibility.”


He leads a team of five responsible for planning elections and ensuring they are secure and accessible to every voter within the jurisdiction.

Frisk worked in the banking sector for 25 years before being hired by Kitsap County, Washington, which has about 278,000 residents, as administrative manager for the county’s Licensing and Recording Division in 2015. He became the program manager for the Elections Division in March 2018.

“David’s leadership and extensive election-related experience aligned very well with the county’s needs. I look forward to David’s leadership of and contribution to our Elections Department, which provides critical services for the citizens of Pinal County,” said Deputy County Manager Himanshu Patel, who will be Frisk’s boss.

Frisk replaces former director Michele Forney, who left at the end of 2020 for a job with the state of Nevada.