Rich Miller, CapitolFax.com
Aug. 11, 2017
Today, JB Pritzker was endorsed by the Cook County Democratic Party and 23 Democratic county chairs from across the state. The chairs represent every region of the state, showing support from the Northern, Western, Central, Metro East, and Southern regions of Illinois.
The county chairs supporting JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton’s statewide campaign include the chairs of Adams, Alexander, Bond, Calhoun, Christian, Greene, Hamilton, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Kane, Macon, Massac, McLean, Menard, Richland, Saline, Sangamon, Shelby, St. Clair, Tazewell, Union, and Williamson counties.
“Today, I’m proud to receive the endorsement of Democrats from Cook County and county chairs from across the state,” said JB Pritzker. “As governor, I will stand with Illinois working families as we fight for our shared Democratic values. It is time for Democrats to unite against Bruce Rauner. After holding the state budget hostage for over two years, this failed governor has proven that the damage is done and that he is unfit to lead our state. Juliana and I are proud to be running a statewide, grassroots campaign that will defeat Rauner in 2018 and support candidates up and down the ticket. We look forward to meeting Illinoisans in every county and getting our state back on track.”
“After more than two years of destruction to Illinois caused by Bruce Rauner’s ideological war on the middle class, Democrats must nominate a candidate in 2018 who will put the interests of working families first,” said Calhoun County Democratic Party Chairman Paul Herkert. “JB is best suited to not only defeat Bruce Rauner, but to reverse the severe damage he has caused our state.”
“The 2018 elections will be crucial for Illinois’ middle class families,” said Adams County Democratic Party Chairman Keith Neiwohner. “It is vital that voters elect to the office of governor a person possessing the qualities of independence, integrity, and honesty to oversee the state government. With so much at stake, the Democratic Party must have candidates with strong records of fighting for the middle class. JB’s candidacy will be an asset to all families in Illinois.”
“Governor Rauner’s anti-working class agenda has devastated communities across Illinois, and has been particularly harmful to the men and women of Sangamon County,” said Sangamon County Democratic Party Chairman Doris Turner. “I believe that because of JB’s experience and vision he is the best person to serve as the next governor of Illinois, and I believe that JB’s supporters and his organization make him the candidate who can beat Bruce Rauner in the upcoming general election. I look forward to working with JB to fight for working-class, Democratic values, and I am fully committed to helping elect JB Pritzker to be Illinois’ next governor.”
Also see J.B. Pritzker gets Cook County Democrats’ endorsement for governor, Chicago Sun-Times