The Evanston Firefighters Association Local 742 on Monday, Dec. 28, announced its endorsement of Patrick Keenan-Devlin, Democratic Candidate for State Representative in Illinois’ 18th House District.   

Timothy Gobat, Local 742 Political Action Chairman, called Keenan-Devlin an ally of “working families of Illinois.” He added, “Patrick’s grassroots campaign is a strong testament to his character. Patrick will bring honesty, integrity and a strong work ethic to [the] Illinois [General Assembly].” 

Mr. Keenan-Devlin was also endorsed this month by AFSCME Council 31, Illinois AFL-CIO, SEIU Doctors’ Council, SEIU Local 73 and UFCW Local 881. He was also endorsed by Citizen Action/Illinois, a public interest and consumer advocacy organization; Personal PAC, a pro-choice political action committee; and the Stonewall Democrats, a grassroots network of LGBT activists who work on marriage equality.

William McNary, a Co-Director of Citizen Action/Illinois, said, “Patrick is hard working; he always goes the extra mile to make sure what needs to get done gets done. Second, he’s fearless; there is nothing he won’t do on behalf of everyday people to protect their interests. He never tries to get out of something; he always tries to figure out how to best do it. Third, he’s a ‘heart progressive’, not just a ‘head progressive’. It’s not that he doesn’t think about public policy – he actually believes people have equal worth, and that they all deserve meaningful and fulfilling lives.”