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The Office of Public Records will resume its public research hours for walk-in researchers to the 1300 Naylor Court NW location on February 15, 2022. All inquiries can be submitted via our [email protected] portal or telephone at (202) 671-1105.

For Notary Services: Contact (202) 727-3117, Open for walk-in 9 am - 1 pm, Monday-Friday, except holidays, Location: 441 4th Street, NW.

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Offices within the Office of the Secretary

Office Contact & Title Phone
Executive Office

Kimberly A. Bassett, Secretary of State of the District of Columbia
Alma R. Candelaria, Deputy Secretary of the District of Columbia

Joshua Collins, Special Assistant 
Wiwiek Chandra Rembrandt, Operations Manager 
Arlethia Thompson, Executive Assistant

Larry Mangum, Special Assistant

(202) 727-6306
International Affairs and Protocol
Christine Warnke, International Affairs and Protocol Officer
(202) 727-0848

Ceremonial Documents

Terry Handy, Director of Ceremonial Services 
Gina Henderson, Editor

(202) 727-5082
Office of Documents

Victor L. Reid, Esq., Administrator

Vacant, Attorney Advisor

Ayesha Smith, Attorney Advisor

Damali Kajubi, Editor
Lucky Barbieri, Program Support Specialist

Jennifer Campbell, Staff Assistant

(202) 727-5090
Notary Commission Judi Gold, Notary & Authentication Officer
Joyce Ogburn, Notary & Authentication Specialist
Ronnell Ferguson, Notary & Authentication Specialist
Tabatha Braxton, Notary & Authentication Specialist
Kamisha Campbell, Program & Support Assistant
Shawn Johnson, Staff Assistant
(202) 727-3117
Office of Public Records

Lopez D. Matthews, Jr., PhD, State Archivist and Public Records Administrator
William Branch, Archivist
Vacant, Archivist

Vacant, Archivist

Ali Rahmaan, Records and Information Manager

Andrew Washington, Records and Information Management Specialist

Vacant, Records and Information Management Specialist

Ishmael Childs, Staff Assistant

(202) 671-1105