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November 18, 2018

1/22/2018 11:46:00 AM
DPOE Endorses Biss for Governor
Submitted by DPOE

The Democratic Party of Evanston voted to endorse Daniel Biss of Governor at its endorsement meeting for the March 20 primary election. Biss overwhelmingly won the support of his hometown party, earning the support of 85 percent of the vote.

“Tonight, Evanston Democrats voted to endorse someone we’ve seen up close and personal as our Representative and Senator and who we know will make a great, progressive Governor,” said Evanston Township Democratic Committeeman Eamon Kelly. “Our grassroots members are fired up and ready to put in the work to nominate him on March 20.”

In addition to Biss, DPOE members voted to endorse Kelly Cassidy for re-election to the State House, Toni Preckwinkle for re-election as Cook County Board President, Larry Suffredin for re-election as Cook County Commissioner, and Debra Shore and Kari Steele for re-election to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

In the eight-way race for Attorney General, the top vote getter was Nancy Rotering with 30 percent followed by Kwame Raoul with 23 percent. No candidate secured the 66 percent of the vote needed to earn the organization’s endorsement.

In the five-way race for State Representative in the 17th District, voters preferred Candance Chow with 49 percent of the vote. No candidate secured enough support to earn the organization’s endorsement.

Below are the results of the DPOE Endorsement Meeting:

Governor: DPOE Endorses Daniel Biss

o   Daniel Biss (85 percent)

o   J.B. Pritzker (7 percent)

o   Chris Kennedy (6 percent)

o   No Endorsement (2 percent)

o   Bob Daiber (less than 1 percent)

o   Robert Marshall (less than 1 percent)

o   Tio Hardimon (less than 1 percent)

Attorney General: No Endorsement

o   Nancy Rotering (30 percent)

o   Kwame Raoul (23 percent)

o   No Endorsement (11 percent)

o   Pat Quinn (8 percent)

o   Scott Drury (8 percent)

o   Jesse Ruiz (7 percent)

o   Sharon Fairley (5 percent)

o   Renato Mariotti (5 percent)

o   Aaron Goldstein (3 percent)

State Representative (14th District): DPOE Endorses Kelly Cassidy

o   Kelly Cassidy (68 percent)

o   No Endorsment (31 percent)

o   Arthur Siegel  (1 percent)

State Representative (17th District): No Endorsement

o   Candance Chow (49 percent)

o   Mary Rita Luecke (33 percent)

o   Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (6 percent)

o   No Endorsement (5 percent)

o   Alexandra Eidenberg (4 percent)

o   Peter Dagher (3 percent)

Cook County Board President: DPOE Endorses Toni Preckwinkle

o   Toni Preckwinkle (80 percent)

o   No Endorsement (15 percent)

o   Bob Fioretti (5 percent)

Cook County Commissioner (13th District): DPOE Endorses Larry Suffredin

o   Larry Suffredin (75 percent)

o   No Endorsement (14 percent)

o   Bushra Amiwala (8 percent)

o   Daniel Foster (3 percent)

Cook County Assessor: No Endorsement

o   Fritz Kaegi (52 percent)

o   Andrea Raila (26 percent)

o   No Endorsement (17 percent)

o   Joseph Berrios (5 percent)

Cook County Treasurer: No Endorsement

o   Maria Pappas (62 percent)

o   No Endorsement (24 percent)

o   Peter Gariepy (14 percent)

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (6-Year Term, 3 Commission seats): DPOE Endorses Debra Shore and Kari Steele

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (2-Year-Term, Bradford Vacancy): No Endorsement

o   Cam Davis (54 percent)

o   No Endorsement (33 percent)

o   Karen Bond (8 percent)

o   Frank Avila (5 percent)

o   Simon Gordon (less than 1 percent)

o   Joe Cook (less than 1 percent)


Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Comment by: Alex Morgan

Your headline is incorrect. The DPOE did not endorse in the race to replace Laura Fine in the 17th District. The text of the release makes that very clear.

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