Why Alexi Giannoulias is running for Secretary of State: ‘I think we need people who run for office who just care about making things better’

Anna Davlantes

CHICAGO – NOVEMBER 02: Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias (C) walks on stage to make his concession speech on November 2, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Giannoulias was defeated by Republican candidate Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) for U.S. President Barack Obama’s former seat currently occupied by Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL), who was appointed by embattled former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Alexi Giannoulias, candidate for Secretary of State, tells Anna why he wants to replace Secretary Jesse White to be the next Secretary of State of Illinois. Alexi talks about being out on the campaign trail, how he views the Secretary of State office, how politics has changed since he’s held a job in government, and how he plans improve on what Secretary White has already done in office.

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Anna Davlantes is a Chicago native, a seven-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who has broken major stories, passionately told small stories and exposed corruption that has prompted major investigations and reform. (Click for more.)