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State Representative Dan Brady Announces Campaign for Illinois Secretary of State
November 17, 2021

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, November 17, 2021



Tracy Slutzkin 

State Representative Dan Brady Announces Campaign for Illinois Secretary of State

(CHICAGO Nov. 17, 2021) Today State Representative Dan Brady is announcing his Campaign for Illinois Secretary of State with three stops across the state of Illinois—Chicago, Bloomington and Mt. Vernon. Highlighting his track record of cutting through government red tape, and working tirelessly for businesses, educational institutions, and individuals, all in the name of getting positive results. Brady unveiled his platform that is centered around creating a Secretary of State office that accelerates growth and helps us reach our full potential.


“I am running for Secretary of State to build the long-needed foundation our state needs to thrive. I will focus on partnering with the brightest innovators and technology experts this state has to offer, addressing not only service efficiency, but issues of cyber-security and identity protection,” said Brady. “The Secretary of State office serves as the backbone for our state, without it our economy and government would not function. But simply functioning shouldn’t be good enough.”


As State Representative since 2001, Brady has constantly worked across the aisle to pass legislation that has a positive impact on communities across the state. He has helped pass legislation that provided funding for infrastructure projects, schools, and included tax incentives that helped incentivized companies to invest in Illinois. 


Brady also recently sponsored a law that provides older adults in Illinois better access to driver training programs and most recently he sponsored the Reimaging Electric Vehicle Act, which aims to increase investment into electric vehicles across the state and increase jobs and the growth of Illinois' economy.


“When I looked back at everything I witnessed during my last three decades in public office to identify what, if anything, was holding our state back from achieving its biggest goals, I realized what Illinois needs most is a streamlined, modernized foundation.”

Endorsements for State Rep. Dan Brady

U.S. Representative Rodney Davis

U.S. Representative Darrin LaHood

U.S. Representative Mike Bost

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin

Illinois State Senator Terri Bryant


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About Dan Brady

Dan Brady is a Resident of Bloomington Illinois, where he is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, and is a partner in the funeral home firm Kibler-Brady-Ruestman. He served as McLean County Coroner from 1992 to 2000. He received an A.A. from Southern Illinois University and a B.A. in Elected Studies from St. Ambrose University. He was named to the Illinois House Republican Leadership team in 2003 and in 2017 he was named Deputy Minority Leader. He has been recognized for his local leadership by a variety of organizations and is a repeated recipient of awards including the ACTIVATOR "Friend of Agriculture Award, the National Federation of Independent Business "Guardian of Small Business" Award and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce "Champion of Free Enterprise" Award. Dan and his wife Teri have two children.


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