I have decided not to seek a third term as Minnesota’s Secretary of State.
After months of discussion with family, I’ve concluded that January 2015 will be the right time for me to step aside and make way for the next generation of leadership in the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State.
Our team has accomplished a great deal over the past six-and-a-half years. Minnesota remains number-one in elections; we made our business services more efficient and customer-friendly; we launched Safe at Home, our address-confidentiality program to protect domestic violence survivors. We managed two critical election recounts with care and integrity. And, we’ve partnered with organizations and local governments to celebrate Minnesota history and promote public service.
I’m pleased to have another 18 months as Secretary of State, and will continue to expand business services, promote civic engagement and defend our democratic processes.
Mark Ritchie, Minnesota Secretary of State
June 4, 2013
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