KAWC | Terry Goddard: Candidate for Arizona Secretary of State

This year Terry Goddard has his sights set on the office of Secretary of State, Arizona’s top elections official.  Goddard tells KAWC’s Lou Gum that controversies over voting rights and registration in the last few years drew him to run for the state’s second highest public office…(originally aired 04/09/14)

This piece was featured in the April 9th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found below in the related content section.

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Yuma Sun | Terry Goddard eyes Secretary of State's office

By Mara Knaub

After 40 years, Terry Goddard had been planning to retire from public service.

That was last year. Now the Democrat is a candidate for Arizona Secretary of State.

Two issues in particular have pulled him back into the political scene: "voter suppression" and "dark money."

In a Friday visit to the Yuma Sun, the former state attorney general and Phoenix mayor believes an “assault on voter rights” is making people lose confidence in the voting system.

He believes the secretary of state should be the "bandleader of voting" and make the process as easy as possible. Instead, Goddard said, several obstacles “make it harder to vote, especially if it’s not something you've done all your life.”

He pointed out the dual-ballot system, which he called an “extra impediment” to voting, especially for the men and women serving overseas in the military.

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The Associated Press | Goddard filing to run for Ariz. secretary of state

by Terry Tang, Associated Press
azfamily.com
Posted on March 6, 2014 at 9:19 AM
Updated Friday, Mar 7 at 3:35 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard officially became a candidate Thursday for the Democratic nomination for secretary of state.

Goddard, who had said previously he'd run for the office, filed his candidacy papers with the Secretary of State's Office. The former state attorney general, who served from 2003 through 2010, ran three times for governor unsuccessfully - most recently in 2010.

"I was totally prepared to exercise my right to go into the private sector," Goddard said of the plans he had a year ago. "But what's happened in the meantime is a series of activities that got me angry and got me concerned about voters' rights in Arizona."

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azcentral.com | Terry Goddard enters race for Secretary of State [video]

Voting rights is the main issue prompting Goddard to run

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KTAR | Terry Goddard throws hat in ring for Arizona Secretary of State

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PHOENIX -- Former Phoenix Mayor Terry Goddard said he was filing papers Thursday to officially run for Arizona Secretary of State.

Goddard, 67, who also spent two terms as State Attorney General, said in a statement, "... I am running so I can help restore Arizona to be the nationally respected, innovative and moderate state it has been for most of its 102 years." He pointed to the recent controversial anti-gay SB 1062 and a house bill related to voter rights.

The Democratic candidate ran for governor in 2010, losing out to Jan Brewer. He was mayor of Phoenix from 1984-1990.

The campaign will formally kick off Friday evening in downtown Phoenix.

Other declared candidates include Sen. Michele Reagan and Arizona Rep. Justin Pierce, both Republicans.

Originally posted to ktar.com on March 6, 2014

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ABC15 | Terry Goddard announces campaign bid for Arizona Secretary of State

PHOENIX - Terry Goddard, former Phoenix mayor and two-term Attorney General, officially announced his campaign for Arizona Secretary of State in a press release Thursday morning.

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CBS5 | Democrat Goddard to file for secretary of state run

By Steve Stoutemail
Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is expected to file candidacy papers Thursday to run for Arizona secretary of state. (Source: CBS 5 News)Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is expected to file candidacy papers Thursday to run for Arizona secretary of state. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Terry Goddard, a former Arizona attorney general, will officially become a candidate for the Democratic nomination for secretary of state.

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NEWS RELEASE March 6, 2014

CONTACT
Adam Kinsey, Campaign Manager
Adam@TerryGoddard.com
(520) 834-6384 

TERRY GODDARD RUNNING FOR ARIZONA SECRETARY OF STATE 

“The Arizona we want is not the Arizona we’re getting.” 

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