Secretary of State Jesse White endorsed for re-election by over 16 publications and more than 80 mayors throughout Illinois


  Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has been endorsed by over 16 newspapers throughout Illinois.

 The publications endorsing White are: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Chicago Defender, (Springfield) State Journal-Register, Peoria Journal Star, The (Bloomington) Pantagraph, Belleville News-Democrat, Northwest Herald, Rockford Register Star, Southern Illinoisan, Morris Daily Herald, Sauk Valley Newspaper, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, Gay Chicago Magazine and The News-Gazette.

 “It’s an honor to receive these prestigious endorsements from the most influential papers around the state of Illinois,” White said. “I’m proud that our efforts to improve this office are recognized.”

 White is recognized as a “true statesmen” for Illinois. In re-election, White will continue to restore integrity, make roads as safe as possible, establish teen driver safety methods and improve customer service through the use of technology.

 Jesse White Is Overwhelming Choice of Mayors In Illinois

 Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has received the endorsements of more than 80 mayors throughout the state of Illinois in his campaign for re-election.

 Among those endorsing White are Chicago Ridge Mayor Eugene Seigel, Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin, Aurora Mayor Thomas Weisner, Quincy Mayor John Spring, DuQuoin Mayor John Rednour, Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen, Palos Hills Mayor Gerald Bennett, and Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert

 The mayors in a joint statement said of White, “He leads by example and his honesty and integrity are beyond reproach. He has streamlined the office via new technology and improved the service throughout the state. He has helped establish new laws that make our roads and communities safer and led the fight for tougher DUI laws, stricter penalties for chronic traffic offenders, and more stringent testing and training for truck drivers.”

 The mayors also commended White’s effort at cleaning up the office pointing out that “White inherited an office under a cloud of controversy. In order to root out corruption, he established a code of conduct for employees; set strict fundraising policies; hired Jim Burns as Inspector General and strengthened the Inspector General’s office.”

“I am truly honored to have the support of so many outstanding municipal leaders, people who understand government from the grassroots level. My goal is to be the best possible Secretary of State in serving the people of Illinois,” White said.

 White is recognized as a “true statesmen” for Illinois. In re-election, White will continue to restore integrity, make roads as safe as possible, establish teen driver safety methods and improve customer service through the use of technology.

 A list of mayors endorsing White follows: 

Mayor Tom Hoechst Alton
Mayor John Thudis East Moline
Mayor Fred Bright East Alton Village
Mayor Craig Johnson Elk Grove Village
Mayor Christopher Getty Lyons Village
Mayor Raymond Chapman Bunker Hill
Mayor Robert E. Polk Village of Burnham
Mayor Martin J. Moylan Des Plaines
Mayor Eric Kellogg Harvey
Mayor John Martinez Ashton
Mayor Gail D. Mitchell Fairview Heights
Mayor Clayton R. Woodard Catlin
Mayor Kevin Casey Hometown
Mayor Norman F. Abbott Lansing
Mayor James R. Nightingale Carthage
Mayor Frank M. Jeters Energy
Mayor Victor M. Ritter Herrin
Mayor Ken Williams Village of Carbon Cliff
Mayor Gary Bartolotti Christopher
Mayor John Rednour DuQuoin
Mayor William M. Baron Hillsboro
Mayor Ed Hagnauer Granite City
Mayor C. “Bud” Stobaugh Farmington
Mayor Ed Wollet Clinton
Mayor Jim G. Burke Dixon
Mayor Ryan Weihosen Lakemoor
Mayor Douglas Thomas Kincaid
Mayor William D. McLeod Hoffman Estates
Mayor Molly Beckley Cobden
Mayor Joseph T. Tamburino Hillside
Mayor Teresa Kernc Village of Diamond
Mayor Harry J. Klein Burbank
Mayor Richard Hofeld Homewood
Mayor Dwight Welch Country Club Hills
Mayor Kent Goewey Griggsville
Mayor Judson Childs Cairo
Mayor Bruce W. Adams Bradley
Mayor James J. Sexton Evergreen Park
Mayor Patrick E. Kitching Alsip
Mayor Elizabeth Tisdall Evanston
Mayor Gerald C. Turry Lincolnwood
Mayor Frank A. Pasquale Village of Bellwood
Mayor Anthony T. Calderone Village of Forest Park
Mayor Ronald E. Wallace Atwood
Mayor Vincent J. Zaranti Chicago Heights
Mayor Barb Meador Bethany
Mayor Steve Hartline Anna
Mayor Junior Zilm Braceville
Mayor James Rich Hurst
Mayor Charles E. Hilmes Breese
Mayor Matt Turcol Benld
Mayor Gordon Schrishuhn Harristown
Mayor Eugene Siegel Chicago Ridge
Mayor Tim Davlin Springfield
Mayor George Van Dusen Skokie
Mayor John Spring Quincy
Mayor Gerald R. Bennett Palos Hills
Mayor Mark Eckert Belleville
Mayor David R. Brady Bedford Park
Mayor Robert Straz Palos Heights
Mayor John Mahoney Palos Park
Mayor Donald W. Schupek Posen
Mayor Krizystof Wasowicz Justice
Mayor Steve M. Landek Bridgeview
Mayor Richard Reinbold Richton park
Mayor Louis Sherman Steger
Mayor Michael Howley Hickory Hills
Mayor Daniel J. McLaughlin Orland Park
Mayor Gloria Orlandi Dalzell
Mayor Eugene Williams Village of Lynwood
Mayor Edward J. Zabrocki Tinley Park
Mayor Timothy Baldermann New Lenox
Mayor John C. Schmitt Village of Algonquin
Mayor Randy McCallum Village of Alorton
Mayor Thomas Weisner Aurora
Mayor Arlene J. Mulder Arlington Heights
Mayor Robert Walters Beardstown
Mayor Joseph DuPar Calumet Park
Mayor Michelle Markiewicz-    Qualkinbush Calumet City
Mayor Donald Peloquin Blue Island
Mayor David Owen South Chicago Heights
Mayor Deyon Dean Riverdale
Mayor Irene H. Brodie Robbins
Mayor Henry Kuspa Oak Forest
Mayor JoAnn Williams Armington
Mayor David Webb Markham
Mayor Daniel A. O’Reilly Stickney