Democratic County Chairs Unanimous in Recommendations of Statewide Democrats

//Democratic County Chairs Unanimous in Recommendations of Statewide Democrats

For Immediate Release
December 11, 2017
Contact: Toby Trimmer, IDCCA Communications Director
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Accomplishments prove White, Frerichs and Mendoza are in charge


Springfield, IL – Leaders of the statewide Illinois Democratic County Chair’s Association (IDCCA) today announced their Board’s unanimous re-election endorsements of Secretary of State Jesse White, Comptroller Susana Mendoza and Treasurer Mike Frerichs.

“Illinoisans expect that when a leader takes the oath of office, they’ll take charge and take responsibility for being in charge,” said IDCCA President Doug House. “Secretary White, Comptroller Mendoza and Treasurer Frerichs have had to navigate a hyper-partisan, uncompromising and ineffective Governor. Despite that, this trio has forged ahead to take responsibility and make our state work for all Illinoisans. Democrats are proud of this.”

“Democrats are proud to have Jesse White as a leader and partner, but Illinoisans of all political stripes know what an asset he is to our state,” House said. “When it comes to dedication and passion for public service, there’s no better example Jesse White.”

“As Illinois’ top investor, Treasurer Mike Frerichs makes decisions based on what’s best for working families, small businesses and job creators who also want the state to succeed,” House said. “Whether it’s his work to crack down on predatory schemes of insurance companies or boost investment returns for college savings funds, Illinoisans have no reason to doubt Mike Frerichs’ ability to take charge.”

“Comptroller Susana Mendoza is a serious administrator who works every day to stop the accounting trickery of Bruce Rauner,” said House. “Comptroller Mendoza doesn’t just talk about fiscal transparency, she is very much in charge of being open and honest with Illinois’ checkbooks.”

In October, the IDCCA officially endorsed J.B. Pritzker as the preferred nominee to challenge Bruce Rauner for Governor. With eight Democrats vying for the nomination to the open Attorney General’s office, the association has not made a recommendation for any candidate.


The Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association is a statewide, grassroots Democratic political organization. It is made up of the elected Democratic County Chairmen in all 102 counties in Illinois. The mission of the IDCCA is to help elect Democrats in each county while continuing to grow the Democratic Party in the State of Illinois. Rock Island County Chairman Doug House is the President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association. Learn more at, and