We support the legislation filed by State Rep. LaShawn Ford to allow for a recall election of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the group of legislators and candidates standing up when they should stand up with Representative Ford.
Statement Released by Legislative Candidates:
“In light of recent events, I’m standing up with fellow principled candidates to call on the General Assembly and my opponent to protect the families and children of Chicago and empower them with the ability to recall Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Legislation has been filed by State Rep. LaShawn Ford, a West Side Democrat, to allow for a recall election of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. If I was in Springfield I would co-sponsor the legislation and push for its passage. I call on my opponent to do the same. Rahm and the Chicago political power structure have failed the students they are charged with educating and the families they are charged with physically protecting. It’s time to stand up and speak with moral clarity against the injustices bestowed upon us from the political status quo. A status quo that cares only about perpetuating their power at the expense—financial and otherwise—of those they have so grievously failed.”
Seth Lewis, Candidate, 23rd Senate District
Mel Thillens, Candidate, 28th Senate District
Benjamin Salzberg, Candidate, 29th Senate District
Mike Amrozowicz, Candidate, 31st Senate District
Michelle Smith, Candidate, 49th Senate District
Dale Fowler, Candidate, 59th Senate District
Heidi Holan, Candidate, 46th House District
Jillian Bernas, Candidate, 56th House District
Dawn Abernathy, Candidate, 59th House District
Brandi McGuire, Candidate, 72nd House District
Lindsay Parkhurst, Candidate, 79th House District
Mike Strick, Candidate, 84th House District
Mike Babcock, Candidate, 111th House District
David Severin, Candidate, 117th House District
Jason Kasiar, Candidate, 118th House District
Allen Skillicorn, Candidate, 66th House District.