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Updated May 16, 2014 - 6:41 am

Arizona Sen. Michele Reagan files papers for secretary of state race

PHOENIX — Arizona Sen. Michele Reagan has filed nominating petitions
to run as a Republican in the race for secretary of state.

Reagan filed more than 8,000 qualifying signatures Thursday to quality her for
August’s primary. She is running with private funding and needed about 5,600
valid signatures.

The state lawmaker becomes the first Republican to officially file for the ballot. Other
announced GOP candidates include businessman Wil Cardon and state Rep. Justin
Pierce.

Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is running as a Democrat and
filed his nominating petitions late last month.

Candidates have until May 28 to file.

The secretary of state in Arizona is the state’s top election officer and also
becomes governor if there’s a midterm vacancy in that office. Arizona does not
have a lieutenant governor.

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