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* Press release…
Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot is turning to young women leaders like Lindsey LaPointe to help her restore the right priorities in Chicago and Springfield.
LaPointe, D-Chicago, has earned the new mayor’s considerable support in her run for State Representative, representing the 19th Illinois House District on the northwest side of the city.
Lightfoot said LaPointe has the right values and priorities to advocate effectively for middle-class families.
“Lindsey LaPointe brings a fresh perspective to state government. As a social work professional and reform advocate, she has spent her career fighting to improve her community and our city. She is working to find smart new ways to take on crime, and I know she’ll work in Springfield to ease the tax burden on Illinois families. Lindsey LaPointe has my support and my endorsement,” Lightfoot said.
LaPointe said she considers Mayor Lightfoot’s support one of the most significant of many endorsements she’s received this campaign season from a wide variety of elected officials, organized labor and advocacy groups because of the mayor’s commitment to ending business as usual in politics.
“Mayor Lightfoot is exactly right: we need real change in Chicago and Springfield, and we’ll only get it done by electing people who are public servants, not jaded politicians,” LaPointe said. “I’m excited to partner with Mayor Lightfoot, Gov. Pritzker and many other reform-minded people who will put families and children first, fix our tax and health care systems, support our schools and help the less fortunate and those often left behind. Our work will not be easy, but together we can get the job done.”
This primary is not a slam dunk for Lapointe, and while the endorsement was expected it is also a really big boost at just the right time.
…Adding… I posted the above release Wednesday night at about 7:30. From Thursday morning’s Playbook…
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is endorsing Lindsey LaPointe in the competitive race to represent the 19th House District on the city’s northwest side.
I guess the word “first” has a different meaning at that shop. /s