Editorial: Padilla deserves another term as Secretary of State
He has arguably been California’s best secretary of state since Jerry Brown held the office from 1971-74. When Padilla took office, 17 million of the 24.3 million eligible Californians were registered to vote. That number is expected to grow to close to 20 million by the November election, thanks largely to legislation Padilla sponsored that automatically registers voters when they renew their driver’s licenses. Padilla has championed Californians’ right to vote and offered substantial improvements in the state’s election system. He deserves re-election.