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Jocelyn Benson to announce run for Michigan Secretary of State

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Posted at 6:34 AM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 06:34:49-04

Former Wayne State University Law School Dean Jocelyn Benson will announce her run for Michigan Secretary of State during three different political stops on Tuesday.

Benson, who is currently the CEO and executive director of the Ross Initiative for Sports Equality, will be the first Democrat to throw her hat in the ring for SOS.

She will speak in Detroit this morning, with stops in Grand Rapids and Lansing on Tuesday afternoon.

Benson last ran for Secretary of State in 2010 when she lost to current Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, who is now term-limited out of office.

According to her website, Benson is setting a goal she calls a "30-minute guarantee" at SOS offices.

"No one, no matter where they reside, should wait more than 30 minutes to renew their driver's license, register their vehicle or cast a ballot," she told the Free Press.