Congressman Mike Quigley Endorses Kevin B. Morrison for Cook County Commissioner

08/07/2018
The momentum continues to grow to unseat the chair of the Illinois Republican Party 15th District Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider. Today, Congressman Mike Quigley joined the long list of supporters to endorse Kevin. B. Morrison’s candidacy.

Congressman Quigley said, “Kevin will be a champion for working families and 15th district residents can trust that he’ll be on their side. The Schneider-Trump-Rauner Republican Party’s assault on our values demand we stand up and support advocates up and down the ballot. As a former County Commissioner, I’m proud to lend my name to Kevin’s efforts.”

Kevin B. Morrison will make history as the first openly LGBTQ person to serve on the Cook County board. He is running against the embattled chair of the Illinois Republican Party 15th District Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider. Schneider is an ally of President Trump and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, who has failed to serve the interests of the 15th district siding with Governor Bruce Rauner and the wealthy 1%.

“Congressman Quigley is a prime example of the type of champion our families need in elected office. He is consistently fighting against Trump and the GOP’s disastrous policies that hurt our middle-class, and always standing up for the LGBTQ community, so it is a great honor to receive his endorsement. I look forward to working with the Congressman to continue policies that help protect and uplift women and families in the 15th district and across Cook County. Our families deserve a full-time commissioner, who is committed and passionate about their well-being and future. I will not stop fighting for them,” said Kevin B. Morrison.

About Kevin B. Morrison:

Kevin B. Morrison has dedicated his life to organizing communities for better representation and services, while also devoting many years to his family and their small business. With Cook County at a crossroads, he decided to run for Commissioner to ensure its residents have a strong voice representing the 15th District. Running against the Chair of Illinois' Republican Party, he looks forward to bringing inclusive and bold leadership to the district. Raised in Elk Grove Village, Kevin attended Link, Mead, and Conant High School. He went on to graduate from DePaul University, studying Political Science, Environmental Science, and LGQ Studies. When elected, Kevin would become the first openly LGBT and youngest Commissioner to the Cook County Board.

Endorsements:

Morrison has also been endorsed by: Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, Machinists Local 126, UAW Region 4, Victory Fund, Run for Something, Citizen Action Illinois, Personal PAC, Chicago NOW PAC, Northside DFA, Northwest Suburban Teachers Union Local 1211, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), SEIU Illinois State Council, AFSCME Illinois Council 31, Chicago Laborers’ District Council (LiUNA), Elgin Association of Firefighters IAFF Local 439, IBEW Local 134, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 and Local 399 (IUOE), Teamsters Joint Council, Teamsters Local 700 and Local 727, Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, Cement Masons and Plasterers Local 502, Mechanics Local 701, Transport Workers Union Local 512 (TWU), Equality Illinois PAC, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Central Committeeman Mike Cudzik, Committeemen Ted Mason, Mark Walker, Steve Caramelli, State Representatives Rob Martwick, Marty Moylan, and Greg Harris, State Senators Cristina Castro, Laura Murphy, Omar Aquino, and John G Mulroe, Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough, MWRD Commissioner Debra Shore, Elgin Township Supervisor Franklin Ramirez, and the Elk Grove Township Democrats.

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