Giannoulias Receives Big Democrat Support
Several elected state and township officials announce endorsements
Democrat Alexi Giannoulias received several new endorsements today from a variety of Illinois lawmakers and suburban committeepersons in his 2022 campaign for Illinois Secretary of State.
The support comes from a variety of lawmakers, including: State Reps. LaShawn Ford (D-8th District), Lakesia Collins (D-9th District), Justin Slaughter (D-27) and Nick Smith (D-34); State Sen. Dave Koehler (D-46th District); and Committeepersons Frank Zuccarelli and Patricia Joan Murphy are from big vote-getting townships of Thornton and Worth.
“I’m proud to have worked closely with Alexi during his time as State Treasurer, including initiatives that have helped the unbanked, required financial institutions to reinvest in the communities they serve, and created small businesses and healthcare options in underserved communities,” said State Rep. LaShawn Ford who entered the General Assembly the same year as Giannoulias began serving as State Treasurer. “As Secretary of State, he will continue to advocate for what’s right and support policies of equity and fairness.”
“Alexi is running a campaign based on progressive ideals that will ensure that Illinois works hard for hard working people,” said State Rep. Lakesia Collins. “By doing that, it will create space for the black and brown leaders in our community to continue to lead in the fight for racial, social and economic justice for all Illinois communities. I endorse those goals and I am honored to support Alexi’s candidacy as a testament to building on the movement’s work.”
“Alexi displays political courage and refuses to bow in fighting for working families across the entire State,” said State Sen. Dave Koehler. “He is focused on implementing policies that will make our roads safer and modernizing the office to help reduce lines at driver’s license facilities and make it easier for people to access services remotely.”
“Alexi is the only candidate with a plan to modernize the office in the wake of the pandemic that will reduce wait times and make it more convenient for everyone,” Worth Township Democratic Committee person Patricia Joan Murphy said. “He is the strongest Democratic candidate who represents the best chance to win the primary election and a contested general election.”