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.
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