FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thurs. Mar. 14, 2019

Andre Vasquez for 40th Ward Campaign

Contact: Geoffrey Cubbage, 224-999-2423, press@andrefor40th.com




CHICAGO – Andre Vasquez, the challenger in the 40th Ward’s runoff election, added a slew of elected officials and former candidates to his endorsements this week, including:


Chuy Garcia, United States Congressman

Will Guzzardi, State Representative

Delia Ramirez, State Representative

David Orr, former Cook County Clerk

Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Assessor

Carlos Rosa, 35th Ward Alderman

Maria Hadden, 49th Ward Alderman-Elect

Daniel LaSpata, 1st Ward Alderman-Elect

Ugo Okere, former candidate for 40th Ward Alderman


The announcements come on the heels of Vasquez’s endorsements by major Chicago unions, including the Chicago Teachers Union, SEIU Local 73, SEIU HCII, and AFSCME Council 31.


Vasquez has already been endorsed by political figures including former State Senator and candidate for Governor Daniel Biss and State Senator Ram Villivalam, as well as numerous grassroot groups and political organizations, including Reclaim Chicago, a labor-founded PAC that provided early candidate training.


“I think the endorsements this campaign has received speak to the breadth and depth of our people-powered movement,” said Vasquez of the latest endorsements. “From Day One, we have been focused on connecting with our neighbors, on building coalitions, and on bringing people into the political process who have been left out for far too long.”


Vasquez faces longtime Alderman Pat O’Connor in the 40th Ward’s runoff election on April 2, following a five-way race in which the 36-year incumbent received only 33.3% of the vote.


Questions/media requests: Geoffrey Cubbage, 224-999-2423, press@andrefor40th.com


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I am proud to be endorsed by five organizations that represent hundreds of thousands of working people in our city:

Chicago Teachers Union
SEIU Local 73
SEIU Healthcare IL & IN
Cook County College Teachers Union
AFSCME Council 31

Together, I’m excited to fight for real change in local government, investment in our neighborhoods, and a brighter future for our kids.

The Indo-American Democratic Organization/IADO Endorses Andre Vasquez for 40th Ward Alderman

Endorsement Alert!

The Andre for 40th Campaign is especially proud to announce that we have been endorsed by the Indo-American Democratic Organization/IADO!

IADO is a powerful organization that fights for equity and true representation of the South Asian community. We are honored to receive their support in this election!!

#Andrefor40th #40thWard #IADO

One People’s Campaign Endorses Andre Vasquez for 40th Ward Alderman!

I am incredibly honored to receive this endorsement!

ONE People’s Campaign is an organization that works together with, is made up of, and is led by folks who understand the struggle because they live it. They have a collective heart that is integral to building truly powerful movements for racial, economic, and gender justice.
I look forward to bringing reform to our City Council in solidarity with them!

Having the endorsement of both organizations that work in the #40thWard really validates the work that we have been doing here!

The People For Bernie Sanders Endorse Andre Vasquez for 40th Ward Alderman

27 Days left until the election!

A little over 3 years ago I met a Presidential candidate that reflected the values and fire I wanted to see in our government. That led me to drive to Iowa to knock on doors, throw a fundraiser here in Chicago (BernFest), and begin the road of community organizing that led me to run for public office.

What Bernie fought for and continues to fight for is a world where the political power rests in the hands of the many, not in that of corporate interests.
It is that same fight that our campaign continues at the city and ward level.

Here in our city, we see how corrupt our system has been and how developers are given our tax dollars by politicians who they support financially. That needs to end and with your help, it will end!

I wanted to share an announcement that is very dear to me:
Our campaign has been ENDORSED by The People For Bernie Sanders!!!

The People for Bernie is a nationally recognized organization that grew from Senator Sanders’ Presidential Campaign and one that has endorsed many candidates in the years since that reflect our shared values. I am honored to have their endorsement!!

In honor of this announcement and the 27 days left until the election, can you please support our grassroots and growing campaign by donating $27 today?

Donate Link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/av40_lastweeks?refcode=pfb

Together we can unseat a 35 year machine politician and work to clean up our council!

It’s Our Ward and Our Moment!