Paul D. Pate
Secretary of State
Des Moines, IA 50319
|OFFICE OF THE IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 30, 2018
Secretary Pate statement on disclosure report
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate released the following statement today regarding his disclosure report to the Iowa Campaign Ethics and Disclosure Board:
"I believe transparency is a necessary component of good government, and although I am not required to, today I filed an amendment to my official disclosure report that specifically lists all of my business ventures. This amended form goes well above and beyond those required of Iowa's elected officials, as confirmed by the chairman and executive director of the Iowa Campaign Ethics and Disclosure Board who have both stated my initial filing also meets the necessary requirements.
When I returned to the Secretary of State's Office in 2015, I hired full-time professionals to handle all my private businesses for as long as I am in office. I remain fully dedicated to serving the people of Iowa as their Secretary of State. Protecting the integrity of our elections, making it easy to vote but hard to cheat, and offering service at the speed of business remain my objectives. I strive every day to achieve these goals. Being Iowa Secretary of State is a 24/7, 365-day per year job and I will continue to work hard every day to serve my fellow Iowans."