Brad Johnson officially files to seek re-election to a second term as Montana’s Secretary of State. 


HELENA, Mont., — Former Secretary of State, Brad Johnson officially filed for re-election in the Secretary of State race. Johnson, who held the office from 2005 to 2009 notes experience.


“We accomplished a great deal in the first term, but there is much work still to be done and I remain absolutely committed to completing that task,” said Johnson. “There’s no learning curve. On day one I will begin working to regain the momentum we established in my first term, and will work to bring the Secretary’s office into the next level in keeping up, and setting the pace for the office in the 21st century.”


Johnson cited his long standing and steadfast support of responsible resource development on the Land Board, first in the nation implementation of the Help America Vote Act and award winning modernization of office procedures as hallmarks of his first term.


Looking toward a second term, Johnson has set major priorities that include: strengthening the enforcement of existing election laws, repealing Election Day registration, passing legislation to require voters to present a government issued photo ID when voting and preserving traditional in-person voting at the polling place instead of forcing every Montanan to vote by mail ballot. In addition, he said that he will continue to fight for more aggressive and responsible development of Montana’s natural resources by the Land Board. In addition, he promises renew efforts to bring and keep the office on the cutting edge of technology . 


“This incumbent strongly opposes common sense proposals to further enhance the integrity of Montana’s elections and has completely dropped the ball with regard to further modernization of process and technological advancement in the office,” said Johnson. “It is critical that we recapture lost momentum in those areas.”


“I have traveled the state extensively in the last few months, and I can tell you first-hand that these are ideas that are enthusiastically embraced by a vast majority of Montanans,” said Johnson. “I truly look forward to serving the people of Montana during my second term as their Secretary of State.”


Brad will be available to answer questions on the front steps of the Capitol immediately after filing with the Secretary of State at 11:00AM Tuesday, March 6.  




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