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July 24, 2014

First Person Singular: Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa
Ysursa ends lifelong career in secretary’s office

This year 12 state elections officials will move on, either because of retirement, term limits or seeking higher office.

We’ll do our best to profile all of them in the coming months and we begin with Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa.

Ysura was first elected secretary of state in 2002 and has subsequently been re-elected two times. Although he’s been secretary of state for “only” 12 years, he has spent his entire adult career in the secretary of state’s office.

Following his graduation from law school Ysursa joined the secretary’s office as a deputy in 1974. He was promoted to chief deputy in 1976 and served in that role until he ran for the office himself in 2002. Read More…

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