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Sec. of State Helps Raise Funds for School

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Secretary of State, Linda McCulloch, returned to her roots Friday at Bonner Elementary School, to help raise funds for early education.

McCulloch was the librarian at Bonner School for nearly 20 yeas, before being elected to her first statewide office in 2000.

On Friday, she helped teachers and students at the school with their 21st Annual Sucker Sale.

"Well, it's becoming more and more important as the funds for education get a little skimpier, so it's important to raise it, and so she makes about 4,000 suckers and sells them for a $1 a piece and had about 2,000 sucker orders -- preordered!" exclaimed McCulloch.

Proceeds will help fund new and ongoing technology and community projects at the school.

McCulloch served eight years as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction before taking post as Secretary of State.

She's helped create rural jobs and generate more than $819 million in revenue for Montana schools.

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