Beth White Running for Secretary of State

Now serving her second term in office, Marion County Clerk Beth White is the chief fiscal agent and record keeper for the courts in Indiana’s largest county and the secretary of the local Election Board. As the chief election official for the 13th largest city in America, Beth has championed voters’ rights by expanding early voting opportunities and lobbying the legislature to remove barriers to voting.


Beth also created yVote!, a voter education program for high schools to encourage participation in elections. Since 2008, Beth and her staff have visited 27 public, private and charter high schools and registered more than 2,500 eligible students to vote. She also regularly attends the naturalization ceremonies of the federal court and has registered more than 6,000 of our newest Hoosiers to vote.

Before being sworn into elected office in 2007, Beth worked for former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson and was part of the O’Bannon administration. Previously, she worked as a litigator in private practice and as a Deputy Prosecutor. A Bloomington native, Beth is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University at Bloomington. She received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Beth is an adjunct professor at IUPUI, currently serves on the board of the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation and previously served on the board of the Julian Center. Beth is an active member of Central Christian Church and resides in Indianapolis with her husband, Neil Marcus, and their young son.

Beth has been recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal as a “Woman of Influence;” a “Distinguished Barrister;” by the Indiana Lawyer; and a “Champion of Diversity” by Indiana Minority Business Magazine.