My name is Mike Webster, and I am running for Secretary of State. I want to introduce myself, ask for your help, and start a conversation about how to make Illinois a better place.
I was raised in Joliet and consider myself very fortunate to be a Midwesterner and especially an Illinoisan. However, that sense of Illinois pride we grew up with has turned to concern, laced with frequent disappointment. I often wonder what kind of Illinois we are leaving to our children.
I know we can do much better. It's time for a dramatic change in leadership. The people of Illinois have been shortchanged for too long. I will pull the Secretary of State’s office into the 21st century, to the benefit of every resident of Illinois.
No one in politics or government is an institution. Everyone is a servant. The very troubling reports of serious improprieties in the Secretary of State's office show that it's time for new leadership. We will clean up this office and provide the transparency, efficiency and accountability all citizens of Illinois deserve.
I hope to meet you personally soon, and learn from you about the Illinois you know we can be. I need to hear from all corners of the state, from all walks of life, and from everyone who cares about the Illinois we will leave to our children.
I'll need your help if we are going to make Illinois great again. Please take the time to browse my website, and if I can count you in, consider supporting my campaign by making a donation or volunteering your time.
Mike Webster for Illinois
RepublicaN Candidate for Secretary of state