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Ellen Dunn, Published October 28 2010

Secretary of state is too partisan

It could be argued that the office of secretary of state is the most important in the state, as it is the chief elections officer.

It is with this in mind that I write to question Al Jaeger’s fitness for office. He has shown that he only cares to educate the public on elections in years that he is up for re-election. Why is it that he only spends our tax dollars on information campaigns during the mid-terms? Does he not feel that this information is important in presidential years?

Although I am admittedly not a complacent government official who oversees elections, I would think that the public should be informed on how to vote in every election cycle, not just the ones where the secretary of state is up.

Our democracy is not something that should be used for political gain, and that’s why I support Rep. Corey Mock, D-Grand Forks, for secretary of state.