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AirTalk midterm elections interviews: incumbent Alex Padilla running for Secretary of State




Secretary of State of California Alex Padilla speaks onstage at 2018 Women's March Los Angeles at Pershing Square on January 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Secretary of State of California Alex Padilla speaks onstage at 2018 Women's March Los Angeles at Pershing Square on January 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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In the 2014 general election, Democrat Alex Padilla defeated Republican candidate Pete Peterson to become California Secretary of State, winning a near 54 percent majority of the vote to succeed then-Secretary Debra Brown.

He was sworn in on January 5 of the following year, and for the last four years has kept election reform, security and voting rights at the forefront of his agenda.

So what has the secretary accomplished during his tenure and what are his plans for the state if given a second term to serve?

Padilla, who is also a former state senator and Los Angeles City Council member, joins host Larry Mantle in preparation for the 2018 general election on November 6.

You can listen to our interview with Republican candidate for Secretary of State Mark Meuser here.

Ready for Election Day? Get up to speed on what you need to know with our Voter Game Plan at elections.laist.com. Read up on the candidates and ballot measures, find out about registration deadlines or ask us your questions.

Guest:

Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State; he tweets @AlexPadilla4CA



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