Endorsements

The Democratic Party of the 49th Ward has made its endorsements for the November 4, 2014 General Election. Endorsements by the 49th Ward Democrats are made by the membership.  Candidates present their credentials and the active members of the organization cast their votes at our endorsement session or on our all-volunteer Judicial Committee. 

In respect to Judges, all of the candidates for Judge are endorsed by the Chicago Bar Association or the Chicago Council of Lawyers. Often times they are endorsed by both.  You can rest comfortably knowing that we have endorsed and recommend excellent judicial candidates.

The list of endorsed candidates can be downloaded and printed.  By law, you can and should take this document into the voting booth.  To download click here.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY ENDORSEMENTS

Constitutional Amendments
Crime Victims Rights               Yes
Voting Rights Protection          Yes
Increase the Minimum Wage   Yes

United States Senator                   

1    Richard J. Durbin

Governor & Lieutenant Governor

7    Pat Quinn & Paul Vallas

Attorney General

14    Lisa Madigan

Secretary of State

19    Jesse White

Comptroller

24    Sheila Simon

Treasurer

29    Michael W. Frerichs

U.S. Representative, 9th District

34    Janice D. Schakowsky

State Representative, 14th District

40    Kelly M. Cassidy

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioners

(Vote for not more than Three)

45    Cynthia M. Santos

46    Frank Avila

47    Timothy "Tim" Bradford

President of County Board

55    Toni Preckwinkle

County Clerk

56    David D. Orr

County Sheriff

57    Thomas J. Dart

County Treasurer

58    Maria Pappas

County Assessor

59    Joseph Berrios

County Commissioner, 10th District

60    Bridget Gainer

County Commissioner, 13th District

60    Larry Suffredin

 

Judge of the Appellate Court

 (Vacancy of Gordon)

65    Shelly A. Harris

(Vacancy of Murphy)

66    David Ellis

(Vacancy of Steele)

67    John B. Simon

 

Judge of the Circuit Court

 (Vacancy of Arnold)

68    Bridget Anne Mitchell

(Vacancy of Burke)

69    Maritza Martinez

(Vacancy of Connors)

70    Kristal Rivers

(Vacancy of Egan)

71    Daniel J. Kubasiak

(Vacancy of Phelps Felton)

72    Patricia O'Brien Sheahan

 (Vacancy of Howse, Jr.)

73    Caroline Kate Moreland

 (Vacancy of Lowrance)

74    Thomas J. Carroll

 (Vacancy of McDonald)

75    Cynthia Y. Cobbs

 (Vacancy of Neville, Jr.)

76    William B. Raines

 (Vacancy of Reyes)

77    Diana Rosario

 (Vacancy of Hill Veal)

78    Andrea Michele Buford

 

Judge, 9th Subcircuit

 (Vacancy of Goldberg)

80     Megan Elizabeth Goldish

 (Vacancy of Meyer)

82    Anjana Hansen

 (Vacancy of Preston)

83    Abbey Fishman Romanek

 

Judicial Retention Recommendations

After serious review and evaluation we recommend a "YES"  vote for all candidates except:

(1) Punch 223 to vote NO on Diane Gordon Cannon; and

(2) Punch 335 to vote NO on Annie O'Donnell.

Public Questions

Public Questions, To the Voters of the Cook County:, "Shall the General Assembly of the State of Illinois appropriate additional funds to provide necessary mental health services for the people of the State of Illinois?"
Yes

Public Questions, To the Voters of the Cook County:, "Shall the General Assembly of the State of Illinois enact the Illinois Public Safety Act?"
Yes

Public Questions, To the Voters of the City of Chicago:, "Should the General Assembly of the State of Illinois amend the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act to allow municipalities a role in siting medical cannabis dispensing organizations?"
Yes

Public Questions, To the Voters of the City of Chicago:, "Should Congress pass a law that requires the Federal Aviation Administration to revisit the criteria it uses to create the "noise contours" that determine which residences near airports across the country are eligible for noise mitigation?"
Yes

Public Questions, To the Voters of the City of Chicago:, "Should the State of Illinois account for concentrations of at-risk students living in poverty or who speak English as a second language when determining how state resources for education are allocated?"
Yes

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