A state official recently made a stop in Naperville to speak to the local business community.
Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White, spoke to a full house at a Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon held at the Chicago Marriott.
White, a longtime volunteer, worked in the Chicago Public School System for 33 years, and has been in his current office since 1998, making him Illinois’ longest serving Secretary of State.
Public service and democracy were two major topics of white’s remarks.
“I believe that if you don’t vote you lose your gripe rights. You cannot complain about anything in society,” said White. “So I encourage everyone to come out and participate in the political process.”
White also shared some of the ways his office works to make processes better for the tax payers, like vertical licenses for drivers under 21 and the organ donation program that can save lives.
This November, White will seek re-election for a historic fifth term in the secretary’s office.
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