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PROFILE: Paul Pate

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  • PARTY: Republican
  • AGE: 60
  • HOMETOWN: Cedar Rapids
  • FAMILY: Married to Wife Jane, three sons & five grandchildren
  • ELECTED OFFICE: Iowa Senate (1989-1995), Iowa Secretary of State (1995-1999), Cedar Rapids Mayor (2002-2006), Iowa Secretary of State (2015 - Present)

SYNOPSIS: Paul Pate has served in elected office for 17 years. He has served as the Mayor of Cedar Rapids, a State Senator and twice as Iowa Secretary of State. Pate is also the President of the Iowa League of Cities. According to his campaign website, Pate followed through on his 2014 campaign promises by making it easier for overseas military members to vote, instituting online voter registration, implementing the Safe at Home program for survivors of violence, and bringing Voter ID to Iowa. He has succeeded in making it easy to vote, but hard to cheat in Iowa’s elections.

Pate also serves on the Executive Board of the Council of State Governments (CSG), and was recognized by CSG with the prestigious Henry Toll Fellowship, a top honor of state elected leaders.

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