Jesse White (politician) facts for kids
White in 2011
|37th Secretary of State of Illinois|
January 11, 1999
Pat Quinn (since 2009)
|Preceded by||George Ryan|
|Born||June 23, 1934
|Alma mater||Alabama State University|
|Years of service||1957-1959|
Jesse Clark White (born June 23, 1934) is a Democratic American politician. He is currently the 37th and second-longest serving Secretary of State of Illinois, after James A. Rose, and the first African American to hold this position.
White was born in Alton, Illinois on June 23, 1934. He attended Alabama State University.
As Secretary of State
First elected to Secretary of State of Illinois in 1998, White was re-elected in 2002 by winning all 102 counties and garnering more than 2.3 million votes, the largest vote total by any candidate for Illinois statewide office in a quarter of a century. In 2006, White was re-elected to a third term, having received 63 percent of the vote statewide. White was elected to a fourth term in 2010, the leading vote-getter in the entire state.
- 2010 Race for Secretary of State of Illinois
- Jesse White (D) (inc.), 70%
- Robert Enriquez (R), 27%
- 2006 Race for Secretary of State of Illinois
- Jesse White (D) (inc.), 62%
- Dan Rutherford (R), 34%
- 2002 Race for Secretary of State of Illinois
- Jesse White (D) (inc.), 69%
- Kristine O'Rourke Cohn (R), 29%
- 1998 Race for Secretary of State of Illinois
- Jesse White (D), 57%
- Al Salvi (R), 43%
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