40th WARD ENDORSEMENTS: ELECTED OFFICIALS GATHER TO SUPPORT VASQUEZ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thurs. Mar. 14, 2019

Andre Vasquez for 40th Ward Campaign

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

 

40th WARD ENDORSEMENTS: ELECTED OFFICIALS GATHER TO SUPPORT VASQUEZ

 

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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