Pate reclaims his position as Iowa’s secretary of state

Incumbent Paul Pate defeated Democratic opponent Deidre DeJear for a spot as the chief executive of Iowa elections.

Kit Fitzgerald, News Reporter
November 6, 2018

On Tuesday, Paul Pate was re-elected to his position as Iowa’s secretary of state. Pate beat opponent Democrat Deidre DeJear 52.86 percent to 44.74 percent, with all counties reporting results.

The Secretary of State’s Office oversees Iowa elections and acts as a record-keeper for businesses.

Although Pate was behind for the first half of the race, he wasn’t nervous.

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