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Former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Endorses Vallas for Mayor

Longtime Democratic Leader Supports Vallas’ Calls to Protect Chicago Taxpayers

Former Illinois Governor and longtime Democratic leader Pat Quinn is endorsing Paul Vallas for Mayor. Vallas ran alongside Governor Quinn as his Lt. Governor candidate during his 2014 re-election campaign, and the two reunited today in support of Vallas’ mayoral run.

"I support Paul Vallas for Mayor. He’s a standup guy who understands that when taking on big corporations you need some courage and backbone," said Quinn. "We need a mayor of Chicago who's gonna be tough on corporate crime just like street crime. It’s important that we have a mayor who stands up for everyday people and that’s Paul Vallas."

Governor Quinn is just the latest high-profile Democratic leader to back Vallas’ campaign. The lifelong Democrat was also endorsed this week by longtime Congressman Bobby Rush, and he was previously endorsed by former Secretary of State Jesse White as well as numerous local Democratic leaders.

“Pat Quinn is a longtime friend with an unmatched record of advocacy, when I was his Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor I saw first-hand Pat’s dedication to public service and his commitment to protecting taxpayers,” said Vallas. “I agree with Pat that the current 15-year ComEd agreement proposal must be tabled until it can be fully vetted, particularly in light of the unfolding corruption trial, and I will work with the City Council to negotiate the best possible deal for the taxpayers and push ComEd to share its profits with its struggling customers.”

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