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Former Assistant State’s Attorney, 2019 Mayoral Candidate Jerry Joyce Endorses Vallas for Mayor

Joyce Cites Vallas’ Crisis Management and Executive Experience in Making Announcement


Former Assistant State’s Attorney and 2019 mayoral candidate Jerry Joyce is the latest significant political leader to endorse Paul Vallas for Mayor. Joyce received over 40,000 votes in the 2019 election fueled by his strong stance on public safety and neighborhood advocacy, placing higher than several well-known candidates in his first run for public office.

“Chicago is facing a crisis on multiple fronts and we need a Mayor with the executive experience and competence to start righting the ship on day one,” said Joyce. “Paul Vallas is the most experienced candidate and his comprehensive plans on public safety, budgetary management, education and more are exactly what our city needs. I’m proud to endorse Paul and I urge my supporters and friends to join me in helping elect him as our next Mayor.”

Vallas has won numerous major endorsements in his campaign for Mayor, including from influential Aldermen Tom Tunney, Brian Hopkins and Brendan Reilly. He is also being supported by the Chicago Tribune editorial board, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois and several other significant backers.

“When he ran for Mayor four years ago Jerry Joyce showed not just a strong understanding of the critical issues facing our city, but also the ability to mobilize a diverse coalition of advocates for change and progress,” said Vallas. “With the election just over one week away, our campaign continues to pick up momentum as more and more residents see that I’m the only candidate who will always put crime and their safety first.”

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