CHICAGO (July 30, 2018) — Newly elected Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi endorsed Democratic Cook County Commissioner candidate Abdelnasser Rashid on Monday.
“Abdelnasser Rashid has been a trusted advisor to me as I’ve worked to end corruption and pay to play in Cook County government, and I know he will carry that work forward on the Cook County Board,” said Kaegi. “I know Abdelnasser will be the consistent, clear advocate for the needs of working people — especially when it comes to bringing about the urgently needed property tax reform homeowners need.”
“I am proud to be supported by Fritz Kaegi, our next Cook County Assessor. He is committed to bringing equity, integrity, and transparency to the property tax assessment process,” said Rashid. “I worked on Fritz’s campaign because he brought smart solutions to the table and was dedicated to making the playing field equal for working and middle class families. This is the kind of independent leadership we need in county government.”
Rashid is challenging Republican appointee Sean Morrison for the Cook County Commissioner position in the 17th District. Morrison, who is also chair of the Cook County Republican Party, came under scrutiny recently for advocating for an employee who was a convicted sex offender.
Rashid is the former Deputy Chief of Staff for Cook County Clerk David Orr. He also served as Deputy Campaign Manager on Fritz Kaegi’s successful campaign for Cook County Property Tax Assessor in the March Democratic primary election. He lives in Justice with his wife, an attorney and former Worth Library Board Trustee, and two young daughters.