January 17, 2018

Democrat Harper Announces Bid For Secretary Of State

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Democrat Jim Harper announces his candidacy for Secretary of State in a video. - Photo courtesy of Jim Harper

Democrat Jim Harper announces his candidacy for Secretary of State in a video.

Photo courtesy of Jim Harper

Indiana Democrats have their first declared candidate for Secretary of State.

Valparaiso attorney Jim Harper announced Wednesday his bid to unseat incumbent Republican Connie Lawson this fall.

In his announcement video, Harper says he wants to promote small businesses, help protect investors against fraud, and advocate for election reforms.

“Like expanded early voting, same-day registration, and an end to political gerrymandering,” he says.

Harper previously ran for state Senate in 2016.

It’s been nearly three decades since Hoosiers elected a Democrat as Secretary of State.

Nominees for the statewide seat are chosen at their parties’ conventions later this year.

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