SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Today’s e-mail: Jesse White announces reelection

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

* From an e-mail to his supporters…

It has been an honor serving as your Secretary of State for over twelve years promoting positive change, improving services and restoring integrity to an office once plagued by corruption.

Our work is not done. My goals for this office are to continue to modernize customer services, fight drunk driving and to make our roads even safer. I will continue to protect our new teen drivers and to ensure that the Illinois Organ/Tissue Donor program remains the best in the country.

Because of this and more, I am seeking a fifth term for re-election as your Secretary of State in 2014. I have devoted my life to public service. Whether it was as a paratrooper in the Army, a school teacher, a legislator, a county and state elected official, or as the founder and coach of the Jesse White Tumbling Team, I have worked hard to protect and improve the lives of the people of Illinois. I ask you to partner with me once again, so that together we can continue working to make Illinois a better place for all of us to live, drive and raise our children.

I am equally proud of my electoral successes. As you may recall, in 2002 I was the first candidate from either party, in over 40 years, to win all 102 counties. In 2006, I won another landslide victory and again, in 2010, I won 100 of 102 counties in a year that was certainly tough for Democrats. Since being first elected to the Secretary of State’s office, I have successfully advocated for important initiatives that impact the quality of life for all Illinoisans.

As we prepare for the 2014 election, our campaign will continue to send you information about upcoming events and ways you can get involved to help energize and engage voters in the electoral process.

I appreciate your support and friendship.

Sincerely,

Jesse White
Secretary of State

Unsurprisingly, White made no mention of his role in the Derrick Smith saga.

Discuss.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


31 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 8:50 am:

    Yeesh, can we get 2012 done first?


  2. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 8:53 am:

    Mike Cys WAS right … some people are thinking about 2014… and probably 2016 too.


  3. - Aristotle - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 8:53 am:

    Maybe this will be the term he gets major credit cards to be accepted at his offices for routine transactions.


  4. - Publius - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 8:55 am:

    They already accept major credit cards, I was just at the DMV the other day getting my new sticker and they had signs up everywhere that said they accept all cards EXCEPT Visa


  5. - Anon - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 8:59 am:

    Running again (or likely to run): gov. Quinn, lt. Gov Simon, ag madigan, sos white speaker Madigan, and pres Cullerton = restless mushrooms with no upward mobility. Will we see some frustration lead to primary challenges?


  6. - Lincoln Parker - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 8:59 am:

    And they charge a fee on credit cards, which is presumably because of the fee the credit card companies charge for processing, however they don’t account for the fact their are also costs & shrinkage when dealing with cash.


  7. - amalia - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 9:03 am:

    oh lucky us.


  8. - reformer - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 9:03 am:

    I pray the good Lord will give the Secretary continued good health so plans for 2014 and beyond may be realized.


  9. - Shore - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 9:28 am:

    Somewhere Raja Krishnamoorth just crossed that office off his list to run for.

    Jesse White needs to go. 12 years is more than enough time for that office and with this derrick smith scandal he just looks like a professional hack trying to hang on.


  10. - Sunshine - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 9:33 am:

    He has done a good job.

    Announcing at this time likely cuts down on the potential contenders.After all, he made a point to remind us of how strongly he won in the past.

    I think he will continue to do a good job, as he does have competent people in place, aside from the Derrick Smith debacle.


  11. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 9:39 am:

    ===Somewhere Raja Krishnamoorth just crossed that office off his list to run for. ===

    Either that, or he’s decided to embark on yet another stupid kamikaze mission.


  12. - Wumpus - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 9:41 am:

    Get an early start on fundraising and keep others out of the race so he can name his replacement.


  13. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 9:43 am:

    He’s done a decent job, but four terms is enough. Sorry, Jesse.


  14. - Pete Granada - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 10:00 am:

    Drive for Five . With you all the way,airborne!


  15. - Shore - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 10:06 am:

    He has an impressive story and a nice resume and if he were a Republican he’d have a lot more opportunities, but sometimes guys like him and Dan Seals and other resume allstars just don’t know how to put the pieces together. Oh well.


  16. - Excessively Rabid - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 10:25 am:

    As far as I can remember, I’ve always voted for Jesse. But enough.


  17. - LincolnLounger - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 10:34 am:

    I’m guessing Jim Oberweis will run against him. After a few days in the Illinois Senate, everywhere he goes people will be asking him to run (or some sort of variation thereof).


  18. - anon sequitor - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 10:43 am:

    Drive for Five! Nifty slogan, but I doubt you’ll ever see it on campaign lit.

    Jesse looked young back even when he was starting to get old, yet he just keeps on going. Sure, the young guys will be chomping at the bit to take the office, but my money is on Jesse to hold the office for another term.

    Go for it Jesse! You’ve got my vote.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 10:51 am:

    ===I’m guessing Jim Oberweis will run against him.===

    At the rate Oberweis is going, he will run for the Illinois House next …got to keep that downward spiral …

    How board is Oberweis going to be? He will be in the minority, he is going to be one of the lowest ranking members, and all the members are going to see how kooky he can be. It will get pretty lonely.


  20. - Chevy owner/Ford County - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 11:09 am:

    The office is his for as long as he wants it.


  21. - Chevy owner/Ford County - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 11:10 am:

    White has shown what an effective SOS can accomplish when they don’t simply look at the SOS office as a stepping stone to Governor or US Senate. He’s done a good job.


  22. - Anon - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 11:14 am:

    “if he were a Republican he’d have a lot more opportunities, but sometimes guys like him and Dan Seals and other resume allstars just don’t know how to put the pieces together.”

    Say what?


  23. - 3rd Generation Chicago Native - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 11:14 am:

    Aristotle “Maybe this will be the term he gets major credit cards to be accepted at his offices for routine transactions.”

    They do for a fee (debit, Visa, etc), no cash accepted and bring your checkbook. Also if you renew your plates on line there is an additional fee to use plastic.


  24. - Carl Nyberg - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 11:40 am:

    I like how the DMV facilities are run.

    But I was doing some research and had to deal with another part of the Secretary of States’ office.

    It was awful. The woman at the window did not know the basics of her job. When I dealt with the supervisor who told me to follow the instructions on the form. When I asked if it should be read one way or another, he insisted it was clear. Eventually I got him to read the form. And he told me what it meant.

    The whole thing got rather heated and I was threatened with arrest if I didn’t leave.

    I didn’t get any names b/c apparently there’s a policy of SoS employees not giving their last names.

    I’m not a Jesse White hater, but it seems like it’s time for him to retire and allow some new ideas into the system.

    And when I tried to re-register my grandmother’s Buick, it was a nightmare. I kept getting asked for one more document. You’d think they could have a checklist of things needed when someone inherits a car from out of state, a checklist the SoS’s office could give to citizens.

    That was also handled poorly and was a DMV issue.


  25. - The Captain - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 11:49 am:

    The credit card processing fee is a pass through. It’s a real cost, the merchant banks charge you a processing fee for using their credit card systems, that’s how they make their money. Either the SoS could eat that cost (and they would have to raise their budget to do so) or they can have the person who is making the convenient payment absorb the cost. Rather than try to get their budget raised in the past few years (impossible) SoS has passed the cost on at the point of sale.

    The reason you can’t use Visa is that Visa won’t allow an entity to charge the processing fee to the consumer, they mandate that the entity eat the cost. Since that isn’t an option for the SoS they can’t offer customers the option to use Visa.

    I wouldn’t expect the variables in this equation to change anytime soon so this looks like a stalemate, and it won’t be any different regardless of whether Jesse White, Jim Oberweis or the Dalai Lama are the next SoS.


  26. - the Other Anonymous - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 12:28 pm:

    I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, White has been an OK-to-good SoS (not great, though), and his generally positive outlook is a nice addition to our political scene.

    On the other hand, there is some fatigue in voting for him. Add that fatigue to the Derrick Smith debacle — well, it seems like he is missing an opportunity to retire on a high note and keep a certain position of influence on politics in this state. If he continues to hold on to office, especially after Derrick Smith, it becomes harder to view him as one of the few “nice guys” in politics and easier to picture him as just another political hack.


  27. - Anon - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 1:01 pm:

    Change is good !! We need change in many areas, yet we promote “thinking out of the box” but yet again we end up with the same old box with the same old pairs of shoes that run this whole state down to the ground and full of holes…We are the heels !!


  28. - Thoughts... - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 1:10 pm:

    I love Jesse but its time for him to go. I’ve voted for him many times but if there’s even a somewhat credible option in the primary, I’m going that way.

    As for the office being run well, I call shenanigans. For some reason, they have at least three different spellings for me despite repeated attempts to fix it on my part, and the last time I was there for plates, they tried to give me a sticker for a car I got rid of 8 years ago.


  29. - Terminator - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 3:28 pm:

    I just got a letter from Jesse demanding my car insurance proof. While I can see the positive merits of this, why should I have to go make copies, pay for a stamp and then mail it in to him. They have access to the insurance data base so why not jut look it up and save me these headaches?


  30. - Meanderthal - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 3:29 pm:

    He should retire.


  31. - Macoupin Observer - Tuesday, May 1, 12 @ 7:54 pm:

    Give me a break. The service at SOS sucks since Jesse took over, but being a nice guy in public makes up for that right? They overwork the Union employees hiding overtime off the books and I believe there has been a good amount of corruption while he has been in charge. Can’t have it both ways and dog the Ryan administration forever when you have some same issues. Thanks but no thanks Mr. White.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* GOP leaders respond to special election push
* This just in... Special session called for January 8
* *** UPDATED x1 - GOMB disputes numbers *** Today's number: 3,000
* Shake this up, please
* On "war zones" and "foreign invasion"
* Topinka memorial roundup
* Question of the day - Golden Horseshoe Awards
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Xperia Z4 details emerge out of recent Sony Pictures hack
        * Nexus 9’s leather covers show signs of life
        * Few Winners In Anonymous Social Networking, And Secret’s Not One Of Them
        * Microsoft issues Lumia Denim update statement (while taking an axe to availability charts)
        * Double Tap to Wake feature brought back to unrooted Nexus 6
        * Apple patent marries Touch ID with pattern unlock
        * LiveBoot v1.00 available for rooted Android devices

        * The U.S. Airlines That Have the Most Luggage Mishaps
        * Uber compromises with Portland and stops service for three months
        * Longtime Microsoft Executive Dean Hachamovitch Heads for the Exit
        * JINS MEME To Bring Their Smart Glass Stateside In 2015
        * Sony Xperia E4 Leaked In Full Hands-On Review
        * Don’t Judge a Book Buyer … (Comic)
        * Nexus 6 Gets Double Tap To Wake Feature, No Root Required

        * White Sox sign George Kottaras to a minor league deal
        * Kottaras to join White Sox with Minor League deal
        * Loss of Draft picks viewed as good trade for White Sox
        * Windy City revival: Cubs, White Sox revamped for '15
        * ZiPS projections underscore White Sox's riskiest bets
        * AL Central looking like one powerhouse division
        * Samardzija, Lester are right fits in Windy City

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Quinn Wants Special Legis Session to Consider S.....
        * Governor Quinn calls a special session to deal .....
        * Gov. Quinn calls session for comptroller election..
        * Quinn Wants Special Election To Replace Topinka..
        * GOP Says Rauner Should Appoint Next Comptroller..


        * Report: Illinois fails to monitor runaway kids
        * Chickenpox forces southern Illinois prison lockdown
        * Instructor at Illinois school for visually impaired arrested
        * Gov. Quinn calls session for comptroller election
        * Chicago announces plans to build 88-story skyscraper
        * GOP says Rauner should appoint next comptroller
        * Quincy mother gets 2 years for unlawful restraint
        * Contract to bring 75 jobs to Scott Air Force Base
        * Illinois jobless rate falls to 6.4 percent
        * George Ryan: Cuba relations will open markets

        * Quinn calls legislature back to Springfield to approve special election to replace Topinka
        * Audit: Illinois fails to monitor runaway kids
        * Chicago couple convicted of stealing state grants
        * Topinka remembered as tough, honest leader at memorial service
        * Illinois employers reminded of income-tax rollback
        * Memorial service for Topinka begins in suburban Chicago
        * Police use vacant Jacksonville site to train for worst-case scenarios
        * State-grant fraud case in hands of federal jury
        * Gov.-elect Rauner says some agency directors may stay
        * Attorney blames couple's bookkeeper in state grant fraud case

        * McDonald's to sponsor 2015 SXSW festival
        * Dow soars more than 400 points
        * University of Illinois at Chicago names next chancellor
        * Gov. Quinn to lawmakers: Come back to decide comptroller election
        * Quinn to lawmakers: Come back to decide comptroller election


        * Rewriting the Sony cyberattack script
        * Sen. Kirk wants to show 'The Interview' at fundraisers
        * Emanuel vows to introduce his own privatization ordinance
        * Durbin's advice to GOP: Get Sen. Ted Cruz under control
        * Garcia vows to hire the 1,000 police officers Emanuel promised
        * Obama OKs new sanctions against Russia, but won't enforce them
        * IRS head: Budget cuts could delay tax refunds
        * Dead groundhog can't stop Bill de Blasio from getting PETA award
        * Obama calls during 'Ask the Governor' show
        * Playing for dollars and smiles at O'Hare


        * 2 found dead in South Side home died in murder-suicide
        * Wisconsin girls in Slenderman case ruled competent to stand trial
        * North Chicago 21-year-old dies after hit and run in Waukegan
        * Suspect in 2 downtown bank robberies caught red-handed
        * Schiller Park woman stole money from elderly parents: prosecutor
        * Mundelein teen arrested after armed beer heist in Round Lake Beach
        * South Carolina provost introduced as next UIC chancellor
        * Travel agent charged in religious trip scam
        * Northbrook man, 72, arrested on child porn charges
        * Former teller convicted of bank fraud ordered to repay $212K


        * Let's Talk Kids - "Your Phone-a-Friend List"
        * Vatican signals new tone on US nuns
        * StoryCorps: Bilingual pre-school teacher describes the state of education in Chicago
        * Chicago mayor's commission unveils plan for a safer Chicago
        * US announces protections for transgender workers
        * Cook County to join cameras-in-court program
        * IIAA Teaches Life Skills Through Sports
        * Illinois Republican: Cuba Agreement "Good First Step"
        * Unions sue to stop Chicago pension overhaul
        * Durbin leaving Congressional roommates behind


        * Quinn calls legislature back to Springfield to approve special election to replace Topinka
        * Audit: Illinois fails to monitor runaway kids
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Schmidt considers challenging Sgro for park board president
        * Brian Sauder: Faithful decisions for the holidays
        * Eugene Robinson: The price of being hacked
        * George Will: A Texas-sized license plate dispute
        * Quote of the day: Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
        * Chicago couple convicted of stealing state grants
        * Topinka remembered as tough, honest leader at memorial service
        * Illinois employers reminded of income-tax rollback


        * Devil's Kitchen Water District cancelled boil order for Dogwood Ridge Road
        * Augustana College restricts access to Yik Yak following racist remarks
        * Sprint Car star Joey Saldana rolling into Du Quoin Saturday
        * Westville taps Oakwood administrator for position
        * Phone scammers pretend to call from Edwardsville Police
        * Substitute aides get raise in Mahomet-Seymour
        * LeRoy students get chance to explore possibilities
        * Unit 7 OKs $1 million bond issue
        * Schools hit by flu
        * Madison County man sentenced to serve 32 years for sexual assault of child


        * Wisconsin RB Gordon wrapping up college career
        * Jones leads Ohio State vs. Alabama as 3rd stringer
        * Lawsuit over play-calling at Texas heating up
        * AP Top Sports News At 6:03 p.m. EST
        * Atletico sets up Copa del Rey clash with Real

        * Illinois Rep. Mike Bost flips his lid over...
        * Schock visits Peoria Lock and Dam - Pekin ...
        * Funding on the way for area locks and dams...
        * Rep. Mike Bost
        * Local Congressman Addresses National Issue...
        * Congressman Schock on Inland Waterway Proj...
        * Kilquest and Bryant to Face Off for 115th ...
        * Meet Mike Bost, a Must-Watch Freshman Cong...
        * Video Of GOP Lawmaker's Meltdown Resurface...
        * Bost in DC, Enyart postpones return

        * Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba ......
        * Defense Department IG investigating POV co......
        * Reaction to release of Alan Gross, future ......
        * Galesburg veterans facility named in honor......

        * GOP senator wants 'The Interview' shown at......
        * Obama signs legislation naming veterans fa......
        * Durbin, Kirk split on Obama’s shift on Cub......

        * Kinzinger bullish on America and Illinois
        * Illinois U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk Promises to Screen 'The Interview' at Fundraisers
        * Quinn calls for special session to push special 2016 comptroller election
        * Rocco Claps Honored at 23rd Annual Excellence in Public Service Award Breakfast
        * Business School?
        * School of Business?
        * Cameras To Be Allowed in Certain Cook County Courtrooms
        * Quinn Calls Special Session For 2016 Comptroller Election
        * James O’Keefe Interviews the Man Who Discovered Jonathan Gruber Videos
        * Thomas More Society seeks Lerner emails affecting policy towards pro-life groups


        * Governor Quinn Calls Legislative Special Session - Governor Urges Legislature to Set Up 2016 Special Election for Comptroller
        * Governor Quinn Announces Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Hits New Low - Illinois’ Economic Comeback Continues; Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level in More than Six Years
        * Illinois Ranks #1 in Volunteer Rate Among the Country’s 8 Largest States - 2.57 Million Illinoisans Give $7.2 Billion in Service
        * Law Enforcement, IDOT Make Final Push to Save Lives in 2014, Roadside Safety Checks Planned Over Holidays - New Episode of “The Driving Dead” Premieres Friday as Holiday Travelers are Reminded to Drive Sober and Buckle Up
        * Department of Insurance Announces Two Convictions Resulting from its Workers’ Compensation Fraud Investigations - Former Crystal Lake Police Officer and Former Business Owner Convicted




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller