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Bradley announces Secretary of State bid

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – Republican Julian Bradley announced his bid for Secretary of State Saturday morning.

He currently serves as the vice chairman of the 3rd Congressional District Republican Party.

With the announcement, Bradley rolled out a three part plan.

First, he wants to reform the office by making duties of the secretary transparent to the public.

Bradley said he'll also work to rebuild by opening the lines of communication between the Secretary of State and state government.

And he wants to restore the former duties of the Secretary of State.

"Registering of notaries, registering of corporations – in most states the Secretary of State is your point of contact when you start a new business," Bradley said. "Right now, what's one of the number one things we need to focus on? Jobs. We need an active Secretary of State that's going to do their part to try to bring more jobs to the state."

A primary will take place Aug. 12.

Current Secretary of State Doug La Follette, a Democrat, was first elected in 1974. He's held the office since he was elected again in 1982.

La Follette is eligible for re-election if he decides to run again.

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