Jesse White to seek 6th term as secretary of state
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
Secretary of State Jesse White will run for re-election.
White earlier announced he would not run again, but has changed his mind.
This will be his 6th term.
We caught up with the secretary of state at the Illinois State Fair Thursday.
Here's what he says he'd like to continue focusing on if re-elected.
"Drunk driving has always been a problem and we want to make sure we do all we can to try to bring that to a reasonable conclusion, and the same thing holds true for our young people," Secretary of State Jesse White said.
White was elected secretary of state back in 1998.
He's been credited with ending long lines at driver's license facilities
He succeeded George Ryan. Republican Ryan was elected governor in 1998 and later went to federal prison for political corruption largely tied to his time as secretary of state.