Women For Moore Show Support For Their Secretary of State Candidate (Chicago, IL) — For Women’s History Month, more than 100 women came together to show their support for David Moore, candidate for Illinois Secretary of State. The gathering of mostly Black women decided what better way to celebrate their political prowess than to get behind a candidate of their choosing for the second most powerful seat in state government.
Black women were responsible for electing Chicago’s first Black Republican alderman in 1915 and continue to be the difference between winning and losing elections no matter the party affiliation.
Front and center with her support was retired Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown.
“When David called me to say he was running for secretary of state, I didn’t hesitate to support him,” said Brown. “David is a man of integrity and he works tirelessly for his community.”
Also in attendance was the current president of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Kari Steele, who is running for Cook County assessor.
“A lot of people tell you they support you, but when I first ran for commissioner David was with me helping to collect signatures for my petitions,” recounted Steele. David is a person of his word and when he says he is going to do something, you can count on it, which is why I’m supporting him for secretary of state.”
Moore who was encouraged by the enthusiastic crowd thanked so many of them who helped him circulate petitions and are volunteers on his campaign.
“The people who have come out of the woodwork to help me have been awesome. So many have never worked on a campaign before in their lives—including my high school accounting teacher, Mrs. Glenda High, and I appreciate all of their hard work to get us to this point,” said Moore.
Currently, serving as alderman of the 17th Ward, Moore said circulating petitions during this election cycle was extremely difficult, because of the cold weather and COVID restrictions. Yet, his campaign filed nearly 6,000 signatures from voters statewide on the first day of filing.
Among outlining the many responsibilities of the secretary of state’s office, Moore also promised to ensure equity in pay and contracting under his administration. He announced his plan to offer senior discounts for driver services, which will be offset by the implementation of digital license plates.
Women For Moore Show Support For Their Secretary of State Candidate