CHICAGO – Today, SEIU Local 1 endorsed Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle for Mayor of Chicago. Preckwinkle brings the most leadership experience and strongest progressive credentials of any candidate to the city’s mayoral race.
“Toni always has our back and fights for the issues that are important to working families and our communities,” said SEIU Local 1 Chicago Public Schools Custodian Paula Henriquez. “As a longtime CPS custodian, I know the important role our schools play in Chicago – they are the centers of our neighborhoods. As a teacher and progressive, Toni understands that too.”
“Toni Preckwinkle is a proven progressive leader and a steadfast ally to Chicago’s working families,” said SEIU Local 1 President Tom Balanoff. “She was instrumental in the creation of Chicago City Council’s Progressive Reform Caucus and has done more than anyone to enact progressive policies to move our city forward. The working families of SEIU Local 1 are ready to hit the streets to support her campaign.”