Following recent nationwide endorsements by former presidential candidates Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, Cook County Commissioner and Chicago Mayoral Runoff Candidate Brandon Johnson is another wave of progressive support. Received signs.
Speaking at a church in Little Village on Friday, Garcia said his endorsement of the mayor was not a “decision taken lightly” but “upholds the best interests of the progressive movement.” added.
“The choice is clear,” Garcia said after explaining the history of Little Village and the surrounding area’s role in political organizing. “Chicago is a city of strong public schools, thriving neighborhoods, and progressive values.Through this lens, I see Brandon Johnson as the right choice and why I am recommending him for mayor this morning. .”
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State Senator Celina Villanueva, 22nd. Mike Rodriguez and State Rep. Edgar Gonzalez Jr. were also present at Friday’s announcement to join Garcia’s endorsement of Johnson.
Garcia came in fourth on Election Day, February 28, with 14% of the vote, according to the Chicago Election Commission. Outgoing Mayor Lori Lightfoot came in third for him with 17%. His former Chicago Public Schools CEO, Paul Vallas, took the top spot with his 34%, followed by Johnson with his 20%.
The mayoral runoff ballot for Johnson and Ballas is scheduled for April 4.