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Secretary of State Seeking Re-Election

Updated: Friday, September 13 2013, 12:58 PM CDT

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is announcing his run for a fifth term in office--though he's hinting that it could be his last.

White, who is 79, made his campaign announcement this afternoon in Springfield.

White was first elected to the position in 1998, and was re-elected with landslide victories in 2002, 2006, and 2010.

White said as secretary of state, it's his duty to run the office like a business, and make Illinois residents proud of the agency.

"We use technology as our ally," White said. "A 175 percent increase in the use of our electronic system is what the people are participating in right now. We want to make sure we treat the people who visit our facilities in the manner they should be treated."

So far, White faces no opponents.

He once said that 2010 would be his last run for secretary of state, but later changed his mind. That year, he received the most votes of any candidate seeking public office since 1978.

Story by NewsChannel20.

Secretary of State Seeking Re-Election

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