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Basil L. Merenda

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Basil L. Merenda
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Pennsylvania Secretary of State
Former officeholder
In office
2010 - 2010
PredecessorPedro A. Cortes
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Basil L. Merenda (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was the Democratic Pennsylvania Secretary of State in 2010. He first served as acting secretary following the sudden resignation of Pedro A. Cortés, who left to become executive vice president of "Everyone Counts," a company that specializes in military and overseas voting technology. Following his nomination by Democratic Governor Ed Rendell, Merenda was then officially named as the new Secretary of the Commonwealth on Thursday, June 3, 2010.[1]


  • Bachelor's degree in economics, Villanova University
  • Master's degree in economics, University of Notre Dame
  • Juris Doctorate, Villanova University Law School

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pedro A. Cortés
Pennsylvania Secretary of State
Succeeded by
Carol Aichele (R)