Blanchette, David

In March, 2013 David Blanchette, who had worked at the IL Historic Preservation Agency for nearly fourteen years, joined the Governor Pat Quinn administration as an assistant press secretary.  He was brought on board to maximize the positive publicity the governor received in the lead-up to Quinn's run for reelection in 2014.  David proved to be very successful in promoting the governor's 'Illinois Jobs Now' program, where he targeted the initiative's successes in local communities, but it was not enough to defeat Quinn's opponent, wealthy businessman Bruce Rauner, in what proved to be a strong Republican year.   ​