SHARE THIS STORY Chicago South Side Alderman David Moore is announcing his run for Illinois Secretary of State to replace long time incumbent Jesse White, who is retiring at the end of his term in January 2023. Moore is the fifth
Chicago South Side Alderman David Moore is announcing his run for Illinois Secretary of State to replace long time incumbent Jesse White, who is retiring at the end of his term in January 2023. Moore is the fifth candidate to enter the race for one of the most coveted offices in Illinois.
Moore says he intends to serve in the footsteps of White who he considers a great public servant, Illinois ambassador and role model to the state’s youth.
“He has run the office with great integrity and character while professionally conducting the business of the Secretary of State. I have decided to accept the call to build on such a rich legacy,” says Moore.
The alderman, who was elected in 2015, is a native Chicagoan who spent his childhood in the Robert Taylor Homes before moving to the Englewood and Auburn-Gresham communities. Upon completing Simeon Vocational High School, he graduated Western Illinois University with a dual major in accounting and operations management. He earned an MA with emphasis in government studies at Loyola University-Chicago.
Moore established a successful accounting career in the private sector at several Fortune 500 companies, as well as with Chicago’s Department of Aviation, Chicago Housing Authority and he also served as an assistant to the commissioner of the Cook County Board of Review, coordinating the Faith-based and Community Initiatives.
His work in the public sector exposed him to nearly every aspect of government management, including hands-on experience with cost-benefit analysis, budgeting, strategic planning, directing inter-agency teams, and projecting the impact of initiatives related to such issues as urban renewal, affordable housing, land use, public works, and transportation. He oversaw projects for redeveloping the South Loop, creating job-training sites and identifying employment opportunities for low-income residents. Moore also worked on the redevelopment of Hilliard Homes and construction of the National Teachers Academy.
Moore is making his announcement for Secretary of State in Macomb Illinois where he attended Western Illinois University.
“The campus is where I learned to love Illinois. I met so many people from different parts of the state, different ethnicities, different religions and different political parties. I still have many of the friendships and relationships that I developed while at Western Illinois University,” explains Moore.
As a public servant, Moore considers himself on the “front line” and his duty is to provide access, customer service, transparency, accountability, integrity and advocacy. He believes his grassroots and corporate backgrounds give him the skills to be effective.
The announcement will take place in front of Sherman Hall, 600 Sherman Drive, Macomb, Illinois at noon, Saturday, May 8, 2021.
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