Secretary of state candidate headed to Sugar Grove

Yorkville businessman to launch campaign

SUGAR GROVE – A Yorkville businessman will host an event Monday night in Sugar Grove, in which he will launch his campaign to pursue the Republican nomination to become Illinois secretary of state.

Will Lindsay, 40, will appear at the event at 6 p.m. Monday at the Sugar Grove Community House, 141 Main St., Sugar Grove. An event billed as a “FUNdraiser” will take place until 8 p.m.

Lindsay will be seeking the position currently held by Democrat Jesse White, who will be aiming for his fifth term. The event will be hosted by Sugar Grove Trustee Kevin Geary, who is the campaign treasurer.

“It’s time to bring a fresh voice and a conservative perspective to the secretary of state’s office in Illinois,” Lindsay was quoted as saying in a news release issued Friday. “If elected, I will not only bring the [Department of Motor Vehicles] into the 21st century, but I will also make it easier for entrepreneurs like myself to create small businesses.”

According to the release, Lindsay is an entrepreneur who has been involved in industries, such as telecom, real estate sports and management and has been a consultant for large and small businesses.

The family recently lived in Geneva before moving to Yorkville.

In the release, Lindsay praised White but said it is time for a change.

“While Secretary White may have done a good job in the past, it is time to bring a fresh voice with a business knowledge to the secretary of state’s office,” Lindsay said in the release.