WBEZ | aldermanic races http://www.wbez.org/tags/aldermanic-races Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Secretive PAC endorses aldermanic candidates http://www.wbez.org/story/aldermanic-races/secretive-pac-endorses-aldermanic-candidates <p><p>A secretive political action committee seeking to be a major player in Chicago aldermanic races has released its endorsements for the Feb. 22 election.</p><p>For A Better Chicago PAC has raised $865,000 for aldermanic candidates. The PAC plugs itself as &ldquo;an issue advocacy organization, working to ensure taxpayers and their families, businesses and the entire city are engaged and educated on the issues shaping the future of Chicago.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>For A Better Chicago <a href="http://www.forabetterchicago.com/">PAC</a> isn&rsquo;t telling who its donors are, and, under state law, it doesn&rsquo;t have to. The chairman is Greg Goldner, founder of Resolute Consulting, a communications and public affairs firm. He managed Mayor Richard M. Daley&rsquo;s reelection in 2003. He also managed mayoral contender Rahm Emanuel&rsquo;s first congressional campaign. That&rsquo;s fueled speculation that Emanuel is stealthily behind For A Better Chicago. Emanuel&rsquo;s campaign says he isn&rsquo;t.</p><p>According to state elections filings, the PAC has so far given $10,000 each to Ald. Deborah Graham, 29th; Ald. JoAnn Thompson, 16th; Ald. Anthony Beale, 9th; Ald. Latasha Thomas, 17th; and Ald. Carrie Austin, 34th.</p> <div>Meanwhile, labor and business have also thrown their weight into aldermanic races that have several open seats. The Service Employees International Union <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/seiu/interview-tom-balanoff-head-chicago-seiu-chicago-municipal-races">plans</a> to spend millions in the election cycle. The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce PAC has also endorsed aldermanic candidates. Of the candidates endorsed by For A Better Chicago PAC, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/city-council-2011/seiu-endorces-chicago-city-council-candidates">SEIU</a> didn&rsquo;t endorse Beale, Thompson or Austin. The <a href="http://www.chicagolandchamber.org/news/newsarchive/Documents/John's Documents/CCC PAC Endorsements with 07 Turnout.pdf">chamber </a>did not endorse Graham or Thompson.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In the 3rd and 4th wards all three groups endorsed Pat Dowell and Will Burns. But in another South Side ward, the 7th, Sandi Jackson only received an endorsement from For A Better Chicago PAC. The group did not endorse candidates in uncontested races such as in the 14th Ward, where Ald. Ed Burke has long served. In the 50th Ward, For A Better Chicago PAC and the SEIU endorsed challenger Debra Silverstein. The chamber chose longtime incumbent Bernard Stone. &nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>For a Better Chicago PAC endorses the following candidates for the February 22<sup>nd</sup> municipal election:</b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div>1<sup>st</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Proco &ldquo;Joe&rdquo; Moreno</div> <div>2<sup>nd</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Genita Robinson</div> <div>3<sup>rd</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pat Dowell</div> <div>4<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; William &ldquo;Will&rdquo; Burns</div> <div>5<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Leslie Hairston</div> <div>6<sup>th</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No endorsement at this time</div> <div>7<sup>th</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sandi Jackson&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>8<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Michelle Harris&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>9<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Anthony Beale&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>10<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; John Pope&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>11<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; James Balcer&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>12<sup>th</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No endorsement at this time</div> <div>15<sup>th</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No endorsement at this time</div> <div>16<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; JoAnn Thompson&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>17<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Latasha Thomas</div> <div>18<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lona Lane</div> <div>19<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Matt O&rsquo;Shea</div> <div>20<sup>th</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Willie Cochran</div> <div>21<sup>st</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Howard Brookins</div> <div>22<sup>nd</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No endorsement at this time</div> <div>23<sup>rd</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Michael Zalewski</div> <div>24<sup>th</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No endorsement at this time&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>25<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Danny Solis&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>26<sup>th</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Roberto Maldonado</div> <div>27<sup>th</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Walter Burnett</div> <div>28<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jason Ervin &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>29<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Deborah Graham&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>30<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ariel Reboyras</div> <div>32<sup>nd</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Scott Waguespack&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>34<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Carrie Austin</div> <div>35<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No endorsement at this time&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>36<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; John Rice&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>37<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Emma Mitts&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>38<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Timothy Cullerton&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>39<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Margaret Laurino&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>41<sup>st</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No endorsement at this time</div> <div>43<sup>rd</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No endorsement at this time</div> <div>45<sup>th</sup> ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No endorsement at this time</div> <div>46<sup>th</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No endorsement at this time</div> <div>47<sup>th</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tom O&rsquo;Donnell</div> <div>48<sup>th</sup> Ward &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Harry Osterman</div> <div>49<sup>th</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No endorsement at this time&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>50<sup>th</sup> Ward&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Debra Silverstein</div></p> Wed, 02 Feb 2011 14:26:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/aldermanic-races/secretive-pac-endorses-aldermanic-candidates