A GOP candidate for SOS

A Republican emerges as potential 2010 challenger of Iowa Secretary of State Michael Mauro, a Democrat who was first elected in 2006.  According to his bio on Twitter, Matt Schultz of Council Bluffs is a Republican, though his news release does not mention his party affiliation. Read the news release below.

Councilman Explores Run for Secretary of State

Council Bluffs, Iowa – July 30, 2009 – Councilman Matt Schultz announced today on Facebook and Twitter a Potential Run for Iowa Secretary of State.

Councilman Matt Schultz has organized the “Friends of Matt Schultz” committee with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure board to explore a run for Iowa Secretary of State.  “After the encouragement of friends and family I have decided to explore a run for Iowa Secretary of State because I believe it is more important now than ever before that we elect a Secretary of State who will stand up and fight for Iowa jobs and free and fair elections.” 

Matt Schultz was first elected to the Council Bluffs City Council in 2005 and is in his second term.  Matt is a graduate of Creighton Law School and the University of Iowa.  Matt is married with two children and is an Attorney at the law firm of Coats, Schultz & Watson, LLP. 

For more information, please visit www.VoteMattSchultz.com.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.