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Democrat Destiny Scott Wells running for Indiana secretary of state

Courtesy of the Wells campaign

Hoosier Democrats have their first candidate for this year’s secretary of state race.

Indianapolis attorney Destiny Scott Wells recently announced she’s running for the statewide elected office. The military veteran and deputy chair of the Indiana Democratic Party said she wants to "safeguard democracy on the home front."

Democrats and Republicans will choose their nominees for secretary of state at their state party conventions later this year. Those nominees – along with a Libertarian candidate – will then face off before the voters in November.

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Current Secretary of State Holli Sullivan, a Republican, officially filed to run for the office Monday. Sullivan was appointed to the position last year, to replace the retiring Connie Lawson.

Republicans have won every secretary of state race since 1994.

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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.