VICTORIA, Texas - In the election's office, a native Victorian has made history.
Margetta Hill, the Interim Election Administrator said, "I am the first African American woman to serve as Interim Elections Administrator in Victoria County".
This achievement came after serving 31 years with Victoria County, but this is only one of Margetta Hill's, accomplishments.
"I get to graduate from the CERA program, it's a Certified Election Registered Administrator, and we go through classes that are through Auburn University. It trained us and prepared us to be election administrators," said Hill.
The CERA designation is the highest title available to an election and voter registration official. Only about 1,200 election officials and election vendors have achieved CERA status.
This title has made Hill one of the top designated professionals in America.
"My mom worked in elections also, she passed away, so I think she would be proud," said Hill.
Hill shared one lesson she learned along her journey.
"As I was growing up I was always taught to do the best you can in whatever you do and that's what I've done these 31 years at Victoria County. Whatever I was assigned to do I did the best I could to do it," said Hill.
Hill's ceremony to receive the CERA designation will occur in Orlando Florida at the end of August
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