Marie Newman Announces Endorsement of 12 Local Elected Officials and Political Organizations

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(Chicago, IL) — Today, Marie Newman, Democratic candidate for Congress in Illinois’ Third District, announced that she had received endorsements from eight state, county, and city elected officials, and four key independent political organizations, including: 

  • Alderman George Cardenas (12th Ward)
  • Alderman Mike Rodriguez (22nd Ward)
  • Alderman Andre Vasquez (40th Ward)
  • Alderman Scott Lennon (Berwyn, 1st Ward)
  • Cicero Township Committeewoman Blanca Vargas 
  • La Grange Village Board Member Beth Augustine 
  • State Representative Delia Ramirez (D-4)
  • State Representative Will Guzzardi (D-39)
  • 12th Ward Independent Political Organization
  • 14th Ward Independent Political Organization 
  • 15th Ward Independent Political Organization 
  • 22nd Ward Independent Political Organization 

Vanessa Uribe, 22nd Ward IPO Chairwoman gave the following statement: “The 22nd Ward IPO stands behind candidates that represent the interests of working families. As a progressive organization that for decades has promoted unity, women’s rights, and welcoming immigrant communities, we believe Marie Newman shares our values and are proud to endorse her for the 3rd Congressional district.”

Alderman George Cardenas gave the following statement: “Since 2003, I have dedicated my career to serving my community in Chicago’s 12th Ward. I look forward to partnering with someone like Marie Newman, who will truly put workers and working families first. Marie will be a welcome change and I trust her to fight for everyone on the SouthWest side.” 

Alderman Scott Lennon gave the following statement: “I am proud and excited to announce my endorsement of Marie Newman for Congress. My mission has always been to keep Berwyn moving forward – Marie will be a Congresswoman who understands and aligns with that mission. Her support of Progressive values such as LGBTQ+ and women’s rights are important to myself and so many in Berwyn. I have also had several great conversations with her lately about getting federal funds to help improve Berwyn infrastructure. She brings a fresh energy and modern approach that we need in our next Representative.”