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Secretary Of State Holli Sullivan Announces Electoral Bid To Keep That Job

Courtesy of the governor's office

Newly-appointed Indiana Secretary of State Holli Sullivan announced Monday she will run in next year’s election to keep that position.

Sullivan was named secretary of state by Gov. Eric Holcomb last month, replacing Connie Lawson, who retired.

Sullivan was asked at the time whether she’d run for a new term after the current one expires. She demurred, saying she was focused on transitioning to the new role.

In a statement, the former lawmaker says she’s running for the job to bring her conservative record to defending Indiana’s elections.

Sullivan was criticized last month after her appointment when she refused to say the national 2020 presidential election was legitimate.

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Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.