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Pate Running for Secretary of State
CEDAR RAPIDS (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
Former Iowa Secretary of State and Mayor of Cedar Rapids, Paul D. Pate announced his intention to run for the Republican nomination for Iowa Secretary of State in 2014.
"With Secretary Matt Schultz's announced run for U.S. Congress, Iowa needs another proven leader who will protect their election process and serve the business community without political motives. Iowans do not want nor can they afford to have the office of chief elections commissioner for the state occupied by a partisan political operative from either party. I have served the people of Iowa as Secretary of State and hold the experience to continue Secretary Schultz's good stewardship of the office," said Pate.
Pate is currently the President of Pate Asphalt Systems in Marion and recently served as Mayor of Cedar Rapids from 2002 -2006. Previously, he served as Iowa Secretary of State from 1995-1999 and represented NE Cedar Rapids, Marion and parts of Linn, Buchanan and Delaware Counties in the Iowa Senate from 1989-1995.