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UPDATED for Run-off: Congratulations to Citizen Action/Illinois Winning Endorsed Candidates for Chicago Municipal Elections


“The Neighborhood Builders Win"

Citizen Action/Illinois Congratulates Our Winning Endorsed Candidates for Chicago Municipal Elections 

(CHICAGO) – William McNary, Co-director of Citizen Action/Illinois said regarding yesterday’s election, “This is a new direction for the city of Chicago. This is about two competing visions: Are we going to have a city that works for the wealthy few, or are we going to have a Chicago that's going to work for all of us? The everyday working families who live, work, and go to school in the neighborhoods of Chicago spoke out yesterday. The momentum is growing for change. On April 7th every neighborhood will count, and every vote will count.”

The Citizen Action/IL state PAC, the Progressive Action Project endorsed the following candidates who either won their primary election, or who will now move on to the April run-off election (in bold).

Mayor of City of Chicago: Jesus “Chuy” Garcia

Ward 2: Alyx Pattison

Ward 3: Pat Dowell

Ward 5: Leslie Hairston

Ward 6: Roderick Sawyer

Ward 10: Susan Sadlowski-Garza

Ward 15: Rafael Yanez

Ward 16: Toni Foulkes

Ward 17: David Moore

Ward 20: Willie Cochran

Ward 22: Ricardo Munoz

Ward 32: Scott Waguespack

Ward 35: Carlos Ramirez-Rosa

Ward 37: Tara Stamps

Ward 38: Nicholas Sposato

Ward 45: John Arena

Ward 46: James Cappleman

Ward 50: Debra Silverstein

Citizen Action also endorsed winning advisory referenda including one requiring employers to offer employees paid sick leave to care for loved ones, another that aims to reduce the influence of special interest money in politics, and the measure calling for an elected school board.


Citizen Action/Illinois is the state's largest public interest organization. Building on over two decades of experience, Citizen Action/Illinois is a key player in the fight for social and economic justice at the state and national levels. Citizen Action/Illinois has led campaigns for lower utility rates, fair taxes, affordable and quality health care, insurance and campaign finance reform, and stronger environmental and food safety protections. Citizen Action/Illinois works hard to hold our elected officials accountable on these issues every day in the City Council, the State House and in the Congress.