* The Chicago Teachers Union is supporting 13th Ward Ald. Marty Quinn. The union sent out this letter the other day about his opponent…
Dear 13th Ward Resident:
My name is Jan Muir. I am a middle school teacher, a member of the Chicago Teachers Union, and a victim of cyberstalking and cyberbullying by Aldermanic candidate David Krupa. Despite my desire to put this incident behind me, I’m writing today to share my story to inform others of his behavior.
Mr. Krupa harassed and bullied me through breaching a school computer system and posting disturbing language and images that shocked me and my students. In order to protect my students’ privacy, I will not share any additional information about the incident.
My sense of personal safety and security were violated, and this letter is part of my effort to hold him accountable for his behavior.
Through his actions, Mr. Krupa demonstrates complete disregard for women and a pattern of judgment that disqualifies him from holding public office. I respectfully request that you do not vote for Mr. Krupa in the upcoming municipal election.
I also hope that you will join me in speaking out about the dangers of cyberstalking and speak with your children about how to spot and prevent cyberbullying. More information is available at: https://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/prevention/index.html.
Thank you for reading my story and sharing it with your family and neighbors.
Krupa has previously been accused by another woman of abuse. That, too, was denied.
“It’s a baseless, slanderous, scurrilous hit piece,” said attorney Tony Peraica. “David denies it, denies knowing this person, denies doing anything of the kind. He was never investigated, interviewed or charged.” Peraica added that he would seek legal action against the teacher and CTU, which did not respond to a request for comment.