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Clinton County Auditor Running for Secretary of State

 Eric Van Lancker
Van Lancker Campaign
Eric Van Lancker

The man in charge of elections in Clinton County wants to oversee elections for the whole state. Democrat Eric Van Lancker, now serving as Clinton County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, is a candidate for Secretary of State.

Van Lancker says during his four terms as auditor he's focused on protecting the vote through improved administration of elections. And that the Iowa commissioner of elections should have real experience working elections at the local level.

As a member of the Iowa State Association of County Auditors, he's served as president, and also on the State Election Administration Training Curriculum Committee, including as chairman of the committee and a lead trainer.

Also campaigning for the Democratic nomination is Linn County Auditor Joel Miller. He and Van Lancker hope to defeat current Iowa Secretary of State, Republican Paul Pate.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.