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}}{{tnr}}'''Matt Schultz''' (born July 23, 1979) is the current [[Republican]] [[Iowa Secretary of State]]. Prior to this, he was an attorney and a member of the Council Bluffs City Council, a position he had held since 2005. Scultz was first elected to the statewide position in 2010. <ref>[http://www.omaha.com/article/20101103/NEWS01/711039882 ''Omaha World-Herald'' "Matt Shultz wins Sec. of State office" 3 Nov. 2010]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Matt Schultz''' (born July 23, 1979) is the current [[Republican]] [[Iowa Secretary of State]]. Prior to this, he was an attorney and a member of the Council Bluffs City Council, a position he had held since 2005. Scultz was first elected to the statewide position in 2010. <ref>[http://www.omaha.com/article/20101103/NEWS01/711039882 ''Omaha World-Herald'' "Matt Shultz wins Sec. of State office" 3 Nov. 2010]</ref> Schultz {{2014isrunning}} for reelection in the [[Iowa down ballot state executive elections, 2014|2014 elections]].
  
==Education==
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==Biography==
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Shortly after receiving his law degree, Schultz worked as an associate attorney, first for '''Katskee, Henatsch & Suing''' and then later for '''Smith Peteron Law Firm LLP'''. In December 2007, he joined the Council Bluffs-based private practice law firm of '''Schultz & Watson, LLP''' where he operates as both an attorney and a partner.
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===Education===
 
*Associates Degree, Brigham Young University-[[Idaho]] (2001) in behavioral sciences
 
*Associates Degree, Brigham Young University-[[Idaho]] (2001) in behavioral sciences
 
*Bachelor's degree, University of [[Iowa]] (2003) in political science <small>'''(with honors)'''</small>
 
*Bachelor's degree, University of [[Iowa]] (2003) in political science <small>'''(with honors)'''</small>
 
*Juris Doctorate degree, Creighton University School of Law (2006)
 
*Juris Doctorate degree, Creighton University School of Law (2006)
  
==Professional experience==
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==Political career==
Shortly after receiving his law degree, Schultz worked as an associate attorney, first for '''Katskee, Henatsch & Suing''' and then later for '''Smith Peteron Law Firm LLP'''. In December 2007, he joined the Council Bluffs-based private practice law firm of '''Schultz & Watson, LLP''' where he operates as both an attorney and a partner.
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===Iowa Secretary of State (2010-Present)===
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Schultz has served as the [[Iowa Secretary of State]] since winning election in 2010.
  
==Issues==
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====Illegal immigration====
===Illegal immigration===
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Schultz has stated that if elected as [[Iowa Secretary of State]] he would "incorporate the Federal E-Verify system, operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration," into the office's website. <ref>[http://theiowarepublican.com/home/2010/05/17/eichhorn-schultz-immigration/ ''The Iowa Republican'' "Eichhorn, Schultz & Immigration" 17 May, 2010]</ref> E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer to determine whether or not an individual is eligible to work in the country. Schultz argued that promotion of this policy would allow for "not only leveling the playing field for Unions, but making more jobs available to all Iowans.” <ref>[http://votemattschultz.com/press-release/promote-fairness-through-e-verify-not-union-padding/ ''Matt Schultz for Iowa Secretary of State'' "Promote Fairness Through E-Verify, Not Union Pandering" 3 Feb. 2010]</ref>
Schultz has stated that if elected as [[Iowa Secretary of State]] he would "incorporate the Federal E-Verify system, operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration, into" the office's website. <ref>[http://theiowarepublican.com/home/2010/05/17/eichhorn-schultz-immigration/ ''The Iowa Republican'' "Eichhorn, Schultz & Immigration" 17 May, 2010]</ref> E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer to determine whether or not an individual is eligible to work in the country. Schultz argues that promotion of this policy would allow for "not only leveling the playing field for Unions, but making more jobs available to all Iowans.” <ref>[http://votemattschultz.com/press-release/promote-fairness-through-e-verify-not-union-padding/ ''Matt Schultz for Iowa Secretary of State'' "Promote Fairness Through E-Verify, Not Union Pandering" 3 Feb. 2010]</ref>
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===Voting Rules===
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====Voting Rules====
 
In July 2012, Schultz approved emergency voter rules without public input, saying they were necessary to ensure noncitizens couldn't vote in the November elections. Opponents, however, were concerned that the new rules would intimidate certain groups of voters, including Hispanics, and keep them from registering to vote.<ref name="yo1">[http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Schultz-defends-emergency-voter-rules-to-lawmakers-3857637.php ''SF Gate,'' "Schultz defends emergency voter rules to lawmakers," September 11, 2012]</ref>
 
In July 2012, Schultz approved emergency voter rules without public input, saying they were necessary to ensure noncitizens couldn't vote in the November elections. Opponents, however, were concerned that the new rules would intimidate certain groups of voters, including Hispanics, and keep them from registering to vote.<ref name="yo1">[http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Schultz-defends-emergency-voter-rules-to-lawmakers-3857637.php ''SF Gate,'' "Schultz defends emergency voter rules to lawmakers," September 11, 2012]</ref>
  
Under the new rules, Schultz would be able to remove voters from the state's registration database by comparing it with a state Department of Transportation list and a federal immigration list. Any voters found to be listed as noncitizens would be notified of their pending removal and given a chance to prove their citizenship. Additionally, the rules would allow allegations of voter fraud to be reported anonymously. Currently such reports require a sworn statement, with prosecution possible if fraud is falsely alleged.<ref name="yo2">[http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Legislative-Committee-to-Meet-on-New-Voter-Rules--169178156.html ''KCRG,'' "Legislative Committee to Meet on New Voter Rules," September 10, 2012]</ref>
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Under the new rules, Schultz would be able to remove voters from the state's registration database by comparing it with a state Department of Transportation list and a federal immigration list. Any voters found to be listed as noncitizens would be notified of their pending removal and given a chance to prove their citizenship. Additionally, the rules would allow allegations of voter fraud to be reported anonymously. Previously such reports required a sworn statement, with prosecution possible if fraud was falsely alleged.<ref name="yo2">[http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Legislative-Committee-to-Meet-on-New-Voter-Rules--169178156.html ''KCRG,'' "Legislative Committee to Meet on New Voter Rules," September 10, 2012]</ref>
  
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====Presidential preference====
 
{{presendorse|2012|Rick Santorum}}<ref>[http://uselectionnews.org/santorum-picks-up-big-iowa-endorsement/855733/ ''US Election News,'' "Santorum Picks Up Big Iowa Endorsement," December 9, 2011]</ref>
 
{{presendorse|2012|Rick Santorum}}<ref>[http://uselectionnews.org/santorum-picks-up-big-iowa-endorsement/855733/ ''US Election News,'' "Santorum Picks Up Big Iowa Endorsement," December 9, 2011]</ref>
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==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Iowa, 2014]]''
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Schultz was a potential candidate for the [[U.S. Senate]] seat in [[Iowa]] in 2014. He announced on May 29, 2013 that he would not be running for the seat in [[United States Senate elections in Iowa, 2014|2014]].<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/05/29/matt-schultz-wont-run-for-the-senate-in-iowa/ ''Washington Post'' "Matt Schultz won't run for Senate in Iowa" Accessed May 31, 2013]</ref> Instead, Schultz {{2014isrunning}} for reelection in the [[Iowa down ballot state executive elections, 2014|2014 elections]] for [[Iowa Secretary of State]].<ref>[http://theiowarepublican.com/2013/schultz-opts-to-forego-u-s-senate-run-in-2014/ ''The Iowa Republican,'' "Schultz Opts to Forego U.S. Senate Run in 2014," accessed July 1, 2013]</ref> {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2010===
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Schultz currently resides in [[Iowa]] with his wife, Zola, and their three children - Levi, Hyrum, and Kendra.
 
Schultz currently resides in [[Iowa]] with his wife, Zola, and their three children - Levi, Hyrum, and Kendra.
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'''Fax:''' (515) 242-5952<br>
 
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'''E-mail:''' [mailto:sos@sos.state.ia.us sos@sos.state.ia.us]
 
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:sos@sos.state.ia.us sos@sos.state.ia.us]
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*[[Iowa Secretary of State]]
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*[[Iowa state executive offices]]
  
 
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Matt Schultz
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Iowa Secretary of State
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMichael Mauro (D)
Compensation
Base salary$103,212
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sBrigham Young University
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa
J.D.Creighton University School of Law
Personal
BirthdayJuly 23, 1979
Websites
Office website
Matt Schultz (born July 23, 1979) is the current Republican Iowa Secretary of State. Prior to this, he was an attorney and a member of the Council Bluffs City Council, a position he had held since 2005. Scultz was first elected to the statewide position in 2010. [1] Schultz ran for reelection in the 2014 elections.

Biography

Shortly after receiving his law degree, Schultz worked as an associate attorney, first for Katskee, Henatsch & Suing and then later for Smith Peteron Law Firm LLP. In December 2007, he joined the Council Bluffs-based private practice law firm of Schultz & Watson, LLP where he operates as both an attorney and a partner.

Education

  • Associates Degree, Brigham Young University-Idaho (2001) in behavioral sciences
  • Bachelor's degree, University of Iowa (2003) in political science (with honors)
  • Juris Doctorate degree, Creighton University School of Law (2006)

Political career

Iowa Secretary of State (2010-Present)

Schultz has served as the Iowa Secretary of State since winning election in 2010.

Illegal immigration

Schultz has stated that if elected as Iowa Secretary of State he would "incorporate the Federal E-Verify system, operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration," into the office's website. [2] E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer to determine whether or not an individual is eligible to work in the country. Schultz argued that promotion of this policy would allow for "not only leveling the playing field for Unions, but making more jobs available to all Iowans.” [3]

Voting Rules

In July 2012, Schultz approved emergency voter rules without public input, saying they were necessary to ensure noncitizens couldn't vote in the November elections. Opponents, however, were concerned that the new rules would intimidate certain groups of voters, including Hispanics, and keep them from registering to vote.[4]

Under the new rules, Schultz would be able to remove voters from the state's registration database by comparing it with a state Department of Transportation list and a federal immigration list. Any voters found to be listed as noncitizens would be notified of their pending removal and given a chance to prove their citizenship. Additionally, the rules would allow allegations of voter fraud to be reported anonymously. Previously such reports required a sworn statement, with prosecution possible if fraud was falsely alleged.[5]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Matt Schultz endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Iowa, 2014

Schultz was a potential candidate for the U.S. Senate seat in Iowa in 2014. He announced on May 29, 2013 that he would not be running for the seat in 2014.[7] Instead, Schultz ran for reelection in the 2014 elections for Iowa Secretary of State.[8] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

2010

See also: Iowa Secretary of State election, 2010
2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary [9]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Matt Schultz 46.9%
     Democratic Party George Eichhorn 26.8%
     Libertarian Party Chris Sanger 26.0%
     Write-In 0.3%
Total Votes 164,817
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2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [10]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Matt Schultz 49.8%
     Democratic Party Michael Mauro 47.0%
     Libertarian Party Jake Porter 3.1%
     Write-In 0.1%
Total Votes 1,080,281

Campaign donors

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Matt Schultz's donors each year.[11] Click [show] for more information.


Personal

Schultz currently resides in Iowa with his wife, Zola, and their three children - Levi, Hyrum, and Kendra.

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Contact Information

Capitol Address:
Iowa

Office of Secretary of State
1007 East Grand Avenue
Room 105, State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: (515) 281-8993
Fax: (515) 242-5952
E-mail: sos@sos.state.ia.us

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