MEDIA RELEASE: Iowa’s top elected officials endorse Paul Pate for Secretary of State

DES MOINES – Every Republican in Iowa who holds statewide or federal office is endorsing Paul Pate’s bid for reelection. Pate announced last week he is seeking a fourth term as Iowa Secretary of State.

U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley, U.S. House Representatives Randy Feenstra, Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Governor Kim Reynolds, Lt. Governor Adam Gregg, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, and former Governor Terry Branstad all support Paul Pate.

What They’re Saying:

“Iowa’s elections are more secure because of the work of Secretary of State Paul Pate. Secretary Pate led the way on implementing voter ID in Iowa and stood up for Iowa voters against Nancy Pelosi’s partisan power grab to overturn the voice of Iowans in the Second Congressional District election of 2020. I endorse Secretary Pate for re-election.” – Chuck Grassley, U.S. Senator

“As a former county auditor who ran elections at the local level in Iowa, I know firsthand the importance of maintaining the security and integrity of our election system, and thanks to Secretary Pate’s work and leadership through efforts like voter ID he has done exactly that. We need Secretary Pate back at the helm, which is why I am proud to give him my full endorsement for re-election this fall.” – Joni Ernst, U.S. Senator

“As Secretary of State, Paul Pate has fought alongside Iowa Republicans to ensure the integrity of Iowa’s election system, including his strong support for Voter ID. I look forward to joining him on the campaign trail this year because it’s critical that we elect strong Republicans up and down the ticket in 2022.” – Kim Reynolds, Iowa Governor

“Paul Pate has my full support for re-election as Secretary of State. Under his tenure, Iowa has had safe and secure elections with record turnout, and I’m proud to endorse him.” – Ashley Hinson, Iowa 1st District U.S. Congresswoman

“Paul Pate stood up to Nancy Pelosi’s partisan attempt to overturn Iowa’s certified election results in the 2nd District. We need his leadership to ensure clean & fair elections in our state.” – Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Iowa 2nd District U.S. Congresswoman

“Secretary Pate has been a strong voice for election integrity and fair elections in Iowa. He has strengthened voter ID requirements, cut bureaucratic red tape for small business owners, and fought against liberal attempts to meddle in our local elections. I am proud to endorse his re-election and look forward to him delivering results for Iowans in the years ahead.” Randy Feenstra, Iowa 4th District U.S. Congressman

“As Secretary of State, Paul Pate has helped lead efforts to ensure integrity in Iowa’s elections, making it easier to vote and hard to cheat, while also making sure that Iowa is open for business so that companies can thrive and expand. Secretary Pate is a dedicated public servant who has made great improvements to the office of Secretary of State and made the lives of Iowans better. That’s why I’m endorsing him for re-election in 2022.” – Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

“Secretary of State Paul Pate has worked with Iowa Republicans to ensure Iowa’s election system is safe and secure. I support Paul’s re-election campaign and look forward to supporting the entire Republican ticket.” – Adam Gregg, Iowa Lieutenant Governor

“I’ve known Paul Pate for many years & appreciate his longtime dedication to the State of Iowa. We need Paul’s leadership overseeing our elections.” – Terry Branstad, former Iowa Governor

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