Dear Mr. Hickey,
I am involved in fund raising for a non-profit charity. We have a fundraiser on Saturday, November 7th. I expect several Washington State Representatives, The mayor of our city, and several city council members to attend. I need help on the order of introduction as well as the titles to use for each category. All are elected to office but I don't want to repeat The Honorable over and over.
Please suggest order and best title to use for each official.
-- Charles Kolkaski, In the State of Washington
Dear Mr. Kolakaski:
The order of introduction is determined by precedence.
Making the introductions:
Even if you get tired of saying "The Honorable" over and over your elected guests will not! Introduce each correctly ... everyone is entitled to their rank and name. So those entitled to "The Honorable" should get it. Doing so makes you knowledgeable and your organization look good. Best of all for a non-profit organization -- saying their names and titles correctly is absolutely free. The formula is:
You get the idea.