Bronx, New York , United States
Mar 05, 2006 08:32am
|Info||Randy Daniels is the most recent Secretary of State of New York. Daniels was appointed Secretary of State by Governor George Pataki on April 12, 2001. |
Daniels holds a bachelor's degree in government and journalism from Southern Illinois University. He is a former journalist and public relations professional. Daniels began his career as a Democrat, but changed his party registration to Republican in 2002. He was considered a possible running mate for Pataki in 2002 for lieutenant governor.
Daniels is reported to be considering a race for governor in 2006 against state attorney general Eliot Spitzer. Daniels frequently travels the state on official business. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York.
Reports say that Daniels is gearing up his race for Governor by stepping down as Secretary of State and changing his campaign committee to "Randy Daniels for Governor." In addition, he has launched a campaign website: www.RandyDaniels.com.
Secretary Daniels is considered by many to be the most conservative candidate in the 2006 gubernatorial campaign, and if successful would become the first black governor in the history of the state of New York.
Secretary Daniels first career was a war correspondent for CBS News throughout the 1970s. He covered eight wars in the Middle East including covering the Iran Hostage Crisis.