Anna Valencia, Sidney Moore, secretary of state candidates, seek to replace Jesse White

Anna Valencia, Sidney Moore, secretary of state candidates, seek to replace Jesse White

CHICAGO (TOC) — Six candidates — two Republicans and 4 Democrats are in search of to interchange Secretary of State Jesse White.

In latest weeks, ABC7 Chicago has spoken with 4 of these individuals. On Sunday, ABC7 spoke with the ultimate two, Democrats Sidney Moore and Anna Valencia.

Since 2017, Valencia has been the Chicago metropolis clerk. Beforehand, she labored on campaigns together with these of Sen. Dick Durbin and Congressman Mike Quigley. And she or he was the director of Legislative Counsel and Authorities Affairs within the Chicago Mayor’s Workplace.

“One of many high priorities as secretary of state is I need to guarantee that we’re persevering with to modernize and put on-line companies, identical to I’ve completed right here as metropolis clerk for the final 4 years.”

WATCH: Secretary of state candidate Anna Valencia

Valencia mentioned, if elected, she can be the primary girl and girl of shade to function secretary of state.

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“I need to be certain once more we’re placing companies on-line, getting individuals out and in rapidly. We all know the pandemic has actually touched authorities in a method that we weren’t ready for. And so I am very excited to construct on that basis Secretary White has laid. I need to do an internet portal, a one-stop store the place you possibly can have a cellular app in your telephone, you possibly can use e-forms, use an digital signature, pay on-line and renew your driver’s license, register a enterprise, register a car, all that in a one-stop store.”

Democrat Sidney Moore grew up in Joliet, lives in Homewood and mentioned he is “at all times had a ardour for working to enhance” his group. Moore is at present the manager director of a nonprofit that raises cash to assist well being organizations and areas hit by disasters and fight starvation.WATCH: Secretary of state candidate Sidney Moore

He mentioned a few of his high priorities, if elected, can be to “increase tech, the opposite one can be to strengthen our voting rights.”

Moore mentioned a number of the greatest considerations he is heard from individuals relating to the secretary of state’s workplace are with reference to excessive charges.

He cited Michigan, the place the secretary of state is utilizing self-service stations for residents to resume their license, ID or car registration as one thing Illinois ought to contemplate.

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