About Paul Pate

Paul Pate, a nationally recognized small business leader

Serving his second term as Iowa’s Secretary of State. Pate followed through on his 2014 campaign promises by making it easier for overseas military members to vote, instituting online voter registration, implementing a Safe at Home program for survivors of violence, and bringing Voter ID to Iowa. Pate has succeeded in making it easy to vote, but hard to cheat.

Paul Pate has dedicated his life to public service. He is a former State Senator, Mayor of Cedar Rapids, and President of the Iowa League of Cities. Pate is currently the Treasurer for the National Association of Secretaries of State.

Paul was born and raised in Iowa and is from Linn County.  Paul and his wife Jane are parents of three and grandparents of five.