This year’s open Secretary of State race could result in a photo finish in favor of GOP candidate and Pepperdine Policy Expert Pete Peterson. This race is expected to be a tight one, with Peterson in a slight lead in the most recent poll, but still lagging in fundraising to his Democrat opponent.
Peterson has enjoyed a recent flurry of Newspaper endorsements and he has even received some recent bi-partisan support from the Democrat Mayor of San Jose. Peterson’s liberal opponent, State Senator Alex Padilla, does have some advantages with the high Democrat registration rate in the state, as well as a tremendous fund raising advantage. It could very well be a long election night to determine our next SOS!
Pete Peterson has kept on message, touting his plans to overhaul our dysfunctional election system, giving specific details on how he’ll do it. Read below!
It’s important that we elect a new Secretary of State who will not use the office in a partisan way, as our current SOS Debra Bowen has! It’s also important that California’s next SOS isn’t hostile to entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, and creates a climate that is welcoming to jobs and small businesses, and doesn’t drive them off with burdensome regulations and out-of-control red tape!
Keep in mind, in addition to overseeing our election system, the office of SOS has the very important function of handling business registration! The office of SOS is the first place you go when starting a business and it’s the last place you go when closing shop in California. Peterson wants to streamline the business registration process and free business owners from needless red-tape and pointless regulations!
I encourage you to find out more about Peterson and his ambitious plans to overhaul our voting system and create a friendlier business climate in California! I’ve pasted his website below, as well as a recent interview he did with PJTV shortly after the primary! Let’s restore integrity and efficiency back to the office of SOS! Pete Peterson for California Secretary of State! Read below!
By Kelly R. Hubbard