Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White today announced that he is endorsing Rahm Emanuel for Mayor of Chicago. Citing Rahm’s strength and experience, White believes Rahm is uniquely qualified to increase the safety of our streets, help our children succeed in school and bring needed reform at this critical time.
“I personally know the leading candidates for mayor and they are all good, honest and hardworking individuals,” White said. “But to me one candidate stands out: Rahm Emanuel. He will bring to the office of Mayor his vast knowledge and experience that will prove to be an asset for all Chicagoans. He’s tough, dedicated and focused. I applaud his efforts expand after-school programs to combat violence and improve academic performance. I am proud to support Rahm Emanuel for mayor.”
“I’m proud to have Secretary White’s support—he has admirably served our state and is a dedicated mentor to thousands of children,” Rahm said. “As Secretary of State, Jesse has brought greater transparency and accountability to his office and as the coach and co-founder of the Jesse White Tumblers, he integrates mentorship and community engagement to help our children excel. Expanding after-school programs, whether through tumbling or trigonometry, and engaging parents and community leaders, is essential to ensuring the safety and success of our children.”