Paul Pate

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Paul Pate (May 8, 1958) is an American politician from Iowa.[1]

Pate is a former mayor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and former Iowa Secretary of State.[2] Pate also served in the Iowa State Senate for six years.[3] He currently runs Pate Asphalt Systems in Hiawatha, Iowa.[4]

On January 18, 2010, Pate filed paperwork to notify the Iowa state election board that he was considering a run for his former position as Iowa Secretary of State. He was reportedly intrigued at the idea of being able to run for office alongside former Iowa governor Terry Branstad.[5] However, he decided not to run for the office.[6]


  1. ^ Paul Pate
  2. ^ "Pate, Wagner Are in". Cedar Rapids Gazette. Retrieved 2001-11-07. 
  3. ^ Paul Pate,
  4. ^ "Eye On The Island". Wordpress. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 
  5. ^ "Pate forms committee to run for secretary of state". The Iowa Independent. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  6. ^ Pate Will Not Run For Secretary of State
Preceded by
Mary Jane Odell
Iowa Secretary of State
1995 - 1999
Succeeded by
Chet Culver
Preceded by
Lee Clancey
Mayor of Cedar Rapids
2002 - 2006
Succeeded by
Kay Halloran