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Advertising executive Beau Lane enters Arizona secretary of state race

Jun 29, 2021, 4:34 PM

(YouTube Screenshot/Beau Lane for Arizona Secretary of State)...

(YouTube Screenshot/Beau Lane for Arizona Secretary of State)

(YouTube Screenshot/Beau Lane for Arizona Secretary of State)

PHOENIX — Advertising executive Beau Lane became the latest Republican to join the field in hopes of becoming Arizona’s next secretary of state.

Lane, executive chairman of LaneTerralever, said in his announcement video he was running to restore faith in Arizona’s elections, which he said was a victim of “an erosion of trust.”

“I’m done watching politicians using partisan rhetoric to divide us and bring skepticism in our democracy to an all-time high,” Lane said. “I’m committed to restoring faith, trust and integrity to our voting systems.”

Lane, who touted in his video that he wasn’t a career politician, enters a Republican side ripe with political experience.

Three state lawmakers — Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, Rep. Mark Finchem and Rep. Shawnna Bolick — highlight the GOP candidates.

State Rep. Reginald Bolding and former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes have announced runs on the Democratic side.

Candidates are looking to replace Democrat Katie Hobbs, who is running for governor.

Secretary of state is Arizona’s chief election officer and first in the line of succession to the governor.

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Advertising executive Beau Lane enters Arizona secretary of state race