If there was ever a job in state government perceived as boring, it would be the job of Secretary of State. The office holder, elected in a statewide election, is paid just over $72,000 per year. In return, responsibilities include overseeing public records, and authenticating official acts of the legislature and the Governor. The Secretary of State also serves on the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands.
Currently there’s a number of candidates running for Secretary of State this year. Republicans and Democrats are battling it out to pick their top candidates in the August 9 primary election.
The Friday 8 O’Clock Buzz continues its series of one-on-one interviews by speaking with Jay Schroeder, who is running in the Republican primary. Schroeder is a businessman who works in real estate and equities. He ran for the same office in 2018. You can find more about his campaign at schroederforsecretaryofstate.com
View our other interviews with candidates running for Secretary of State, here.