Michael White (Illinois)
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|Illinois State Senate District 31|
|Bachelor's||Illinois State University|
|Associate's||Kankakee Community College|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force/Illinois Army National Guard|
|Place of birth||Kankakee, Illinois|
White is a retired veteran, having served a combined 22 years between the him Illinois Army National Guard United States Air Force. He earned his Associate's from Kankakee Community College and B.S. from Illinois State University.
On his campaign website, White details his position on three main issues:
- Creating an Environment for Jobs: "Stop the Exodus. Support current businesses," "Create Stabile Climate for Business," "Develop and Protect Future Economic Growth"
- Economic Stability through a Balanced Budget and Eliminating State Debt: "develop a long term strategy that controls spending, eliminates waste and increases transparency."
- Empowering Youth for Success! "Equality in Funding," "Choice in Education," "Higher Education - that's affordable"
- See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012
White ran in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 31. White lost in the Republican primary on March 12, 2012. He faced Joe Neal, Linwood Jarratt and Lawrence Leafblad. Incumbent Suzi Schmidt (R) is not running for re-election. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois State Senate Republican Primary, 2012|
|Linwood "Lennie" Jarratt||19.5%||3,119|
White was endorsed by the Daily Herald in the District 31 race for the Illinois State Senate. It has stated, "...we endorse White for a cost-cutting approach that includes pension reform and eliminating spending on a third airport, high-speed rail and college scholarships granted by legislators. We like White’s ideas for building a coalition with other freshman lawmakers to accomplish goals in Democrat-led Springfield and support White’s pledge not to accept a legislative pension, if elected."
White has a wife, Dawn, and a son, Kyle.
- Official campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Michael White on Twitter
- Michael White on Facebook
- Michael White on YouTube
- Michael for Illinois, "Meet Mike," accessed January 10, 2012
- Michael for Illinois, "Issues," accessed January 10, 2012
- Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- Illinois Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Results
- The Daily Herald, "White in Illinois Senate 31, GOP", February 22, 2012