The plan is simple:

  • Work with the legislature and the executive to re-establish a working relationship

  • Using the legislature to draft laws that establish real work for the office of Secretary of State.

Consider the following: The Secretary of State in...

  • 39 states maintain oversight of elections
  • 42 states registers Corporate Business Information
  • 44 states register trademarks
  • 39 states administers of the Uniform Commercial Code
  • 44 states supply and maintain notary commissions

There is no need to eliminate the office -- it is just time that the occupant of the office was removed.