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Today, Daniel Biss announced the endorsement of former Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon.

“Daniel gets things done—that’s why I’m endorsing him for governor” said Sheila Simon. “Daniel hasn’t been stopped by political logjams or by criticism from some members of his own party. Daniel finds new ways to solve old problems and encourages all of us to fight for what we believe in. From introducing a constitutional amendment to create a progressive income tax to fighting for a more just school funding system, Daniel is a leader.”

“It’s an honor to receive Sheila’s endorsement today,” said Daniel Biss. “Every time we’ve worked together, I’ve admired Sheila’s authenticity. In a political environment increasingly marked by blind adherence to party leadership, and in which party leadership is increasingly disconnected from a grassroots base, Sheila always puts people above politics.

“As lieutenant governor, Sheila’s innovative approach to public policy pushed our laws to match our priorities—like funding domestic violence shelters, establishing election contribution limits, and improving graduation rates at community colleges. Instead of looking over her shoulder to see what everyone else is doing, she considers the gap between our state’s potential and its reality and creates new solutions to bring about that vision. It’s been a pleasure to work with Sheila throughout my time in the legislature, and I could not be more excited to have her support in this race.”