As Sen. Vicki Walker and Sen. Kate Brown announce their run for Secretary of State, it leaves open a large question on who might be the Republican challenger.
The most recent name being circulated in the rumor mill is Sen. Bruce Starr.
Sen. Bruce Starr’s strengths are (1) he has a solid record on voting against tax increases (2) Starr is known for working with both sides of the aisle in passing initiatives (3) Starr has worked on both the small business and economic development side as a private citizen and (4) Starr has a long history of civic involvement, fundraising and campaigning. A weakness would be that if anyone is going to run, they ought to announce sooner rather than later. The Secretary of State race is one of the most important races in the state.