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Citizen Action/IL State PAC Announces 2015 City of Chicago Municipal Election Endorsements


 CHICAGO) – On January 24th, the Progressive Action Project, the Citizen Action/IL state PAC convened in Chicago to make endorsements in the 2015 City of Chicago Municipal Elections. The following candidates were endorsed:

Mayor: Jesus “Chuy” Garcia

Ward 2: Alyx Pattison

Ward 3: Pat Dowell

Ward 5: Leslie Hairston

Ward 6: Roderick Sawyer

Ward 8: Tara Baldridge

Ward 10: Susan Sadlowski-Garza

Ward 15: Rafael Yanez

Ward 16: Toni Foulkes

Ward 17: David Moore

Ward 20: Willie Cochran

Ward 22: Ricardo Munoz

Ward 26: Juanita Irizarry

Ward 29: Zerlina Smith

Ward 32: Scott Waguespack

Ward 35: Carlos Ramirez-Rosa

Ward 37: Tara Stamps

Ward 38: Nicholas Sposato

Ward 44: Mark Thomas

Ward 45: John Arena

Ward 46: James Cappleman

Ward 50: Debra Silverstein


The board also endorsed three advisory referenda including one requiring employers to offer employees paid sick leave to care for loved ones and a second one that aims to reduce the influence of special interest money in politics. The board also approved a measure for an elected school board. That question will appear on the ballot in 37 of the 50 wards.


Citizen Action/Illinois is the state's largest public interest organization. Building on over a two decades of experience, Citizen Action/Illinois is a key player in the fight for social and economic justice at the state and national levels. Citizen Action/Illinois has led campaigns for lower utility rates, fair taxes, affordable and quality health care, insurance and campaign finance reform, and stronger environmental and food safety protections. Citizen Action/Illinois works hard to hold our elected officials accountable on these issues every day in the State House and in the Congress.