Why I'm Running

We need to rebuild trust in our public institutions, trust in our elected officials and trust in each other.

Tragically, the COVID-19 pandemic and the violent insurrection in Washington have highlighted the massive failures and critical challenges facing our nation, creating a fever-pitch of mistrust and division that threatens government’s ability to even function.

Government has prioritized the interests of the powerful and wealthy over the welfare of the majority, resulting in a lack of trust and confidence in our elected officials, especially among those with less means and people of color who have been left out and alienated by the status quo.

Millions of Americans lack basic economic security to live their day-to-day lives because they have been denied their fair share of opportunity to make a better future for their families.

My priorities

The Secretary of State’s Office is Illinois’ largest government agency and has more of a direct impact on the daily lives our citizens than any other statewide office.

Defending Voter Rights

We must ensure access to registering to vote and individual rights at the ballot box are protected to prevent disenfranchisement.

Modernizing Services

COVID-19 has changed how all offices need to operate and deliver services – with the health and safety of the public a top priority – to improve the customer experience.

Making Our Roads Safer

With more drivers on our roadways, we must commit to strengthening safety guidelines for motorists and protecting the environment.

Strengthening Ethics Laws

With recent corruption scandals plaguing Illinois, we must toughen state ethics laws and reform the system to curb abuse.

Protecting Privacy

We must protect our privacy of Illinois residents and safeguard their data, photos and personal information from those who seek to abuse it.

Safeguarding Against Financial Fraud

With the economic downturn making our most vulnerable citizens susceptible to fraud, deception and unfair practices, we must protect financial well-being of Illinois residents against those who prey on them.

My priorities

The Secretary of State’s Office is Illinois’ largest government agency and has more of a direct impact on the daily lives our citizens than any other statewide office.

Defending Voter Rights

We must ensure access to registering to vote and individual rights at the ballot box are protected to prevent disenfranchisement.

Modernizing Services

COVID-19 has changed how all offices need to operate and deliver services – with the health and safety of the public a top priority – to improve the customer experience.

Making Our Roads Safer

With more drivers on our roadways, we must commit to strengthening safety guidelines for motorists and protecting the environment.

Strengthening Ethics Laws

With recent corruption scandals plaguing Illinois, we must toughen state ethics laws and reform the system to curb abuse.

Protecting Privacy

We must protect our privacy of Illinois residents and safeguard their data, photos and personal information from those who seek to abuse it.

Safeguarding Against Financial Fraud

With the economic downturn making our most vulnerable citizens susceptible to fraud, deception and unfair practices, we must protect financial well-being of Illinois residents against those who prey on them.

In the more than two decades since taking over an office mired in scandal, Secretary of State Jesse White has implemented sweeping changes for the better. He has devoted his life to public service with the consistent goal of helping people achieve better lives, regardless of what they look like or where they live.

Like Secretary White, I’m committed to serving the public because I believe that everyone – not just the privileged few – must have the opportunity and real chance to succeed.

Photo of Alexi Giannoulias working.

Now more than ever, we need good people, committed to true public service, to step up, get involved and serve the public for the right reasons. I’m running because I wholeheartedly believe in public service, which is guided by the principle of rebuilding that trust.