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Brady announces candidacy for secretary of state

Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Monday, November 22, 2021  |  Article  |  Rochelle Eiselt

he announced Wednesday during stops in Chicago, Bloomington and Mount Vernon.

 

Brady unveiled a platform centered on creating a Secretary of State office that accelerates growth and helps people reach their full potential.

 

As a state representative since 2001, Brady has worked to pass legislation that provided funding for infrastructure projects and schools and included tax incentives that encouraged companies to invest in Illinois, he said in announcing his campaign.

 

“I am running for secretary of state to build the long-needed foundation our state needs to thrive," he said. "I will focus on partnering with the brightest innovators and technology experts this state has to offer, addressing not only service efficiency, but issues of cyber-security and identity protection. The secretary of state office serves as the backbone for our state; without it our economy and government would not function. But simply functioning shouldn’t be good enough.”

 

Brady recently sponsored legislation that provides older Illinoisans better access to driver training programs and the Reimaging Electric Vehicle Act, which aims to boost investment in electric vehicles across the state while increasing jobs and economic growth.

 

“When I looked back at everything I witnessed during my last three decades in public office to identify what, if anything, was holding our state back from achieving its biggest goals, I realized what Illinois needs most is a streamlined, modernized foundation,” Brady said.