WBEZ | city council 2011 http://www.wbez.org/tags/city-council-2011 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en SEIU endorses Chicago city council candidates http://www.wbez.org/story/city-council-2011/seiu-endorces-chicago-city-council-candidates <p><p><span style="color: black;">Neighborhood issues played a part in aldermanic endorsements by SEIU Illinois State Council in the 2011 Chicago city council races.</span></p><p><span style="color: black;">The service employees union played a big role in the same elections four years ago.</span></p><p><span style="color: black;">SEIU officials said they<a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/seiu/interview-tom-balanoff-head-chicago-seiu-chicago-municipal-races"> again plan to spend</a> millions of dollars in the aldermanic races.</span> <span style="color: black;">The union represents more than 100,000 workers in Chicago.</span></p> <div>Keith <span style="color: black;">Kelleher </span>is SEIU vice president. Questionnaires were distributed to the hundreds of candidates and some in-person interviews were done.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;The issues in the neighborhoods, issues around TIFs, home foreclosures, those are some of the big items that we talked about; education reform and the whole citywide economic development and how it&rsquo;s been geared toward downtown and not the neighborhoods,&quot; Kelleher said.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The union isn&rsquo;t endorsing any candidates for mayor unless there&rsquo;s a runoff election in April.</div> <p><b><u><span style="">SEIU ENDORSED CANDIDATES FOR FEB. 22<sup>nd</sup> Chicago Municipal Election</span></u></b></p> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="">Mayor of Chicago: No Endorsement.</span></div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="">Chicago City Clerk: Susana Mendoza.</span></div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="">Chicago City Council </span></b></div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="">Ward 2: Bob Fioretti </span></div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 3: Pat Dowell. </span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 4: William D. &ldquo;Will&rdquo; Burns.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 5: Leslie A. Hairston.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 6: Freddrenna M. Lyle.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 13: Marty Quinn.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 14: Edward M. Burke.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 15: Toni L. Foulkes.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 19: Matthew J. O&rsquo;Shea.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 21: Sheldon L. Sherman.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 22: Ricardo Munoz.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 24: Sharon Denise Dixon.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 25: Ambrosio &ldquo;Ambi&rdquo; Medrano , Jr.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 26: Roberto Maldonado.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 27: Walter Burnett, Jr.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 28: Jason C. Ervin.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 29: Deborah L. Graham.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 30: Ariel E. Reboyras.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 32: Scott Waguespack.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 35: Rey Colon.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 38: Timothy M. Cullerton.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 41: Mary O&rsquo;Connor.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 42: Brendan Reilly.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 45: Marina Yolanda Faz-Huppert.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 49: Joe Moore.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="">Ward 50: Debra L. Silverstein.</span></div></p> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:02:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/city-council-2011/seiu-endorces-chicago-city-council-candidates