CHICAGO (October 25, 2018)–Cook County Commissioner and Democratic congressional candidate Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia announced his support for Democratic Cook County Commissioner candidate Abdelnasser Rashid, who is running in a closely contested race against incumbent Commissioner and Cook County Republican Party Chair Sean Morrison in the 17th District.
“I have worked alongside Abdelnasser Rashid for many years. During that time, I have been constantly impressed with his clear commitment to ethics and accountability in Cook County government,” said Garcia. “As I prepare to leave the Cook County Board, I’m confident that Abdelnasser will carry forward our work to make sure working people have a consistent advocate for their needs.”
García has been a Cook County Commissioner since 2011. He won the Democratic nomination in the March 2018 primary for the 4th District congressional seat to be vacated by retiring Rep. Luis Gutierrez.
“I am grateful for the endorsement of Commissioner Garcia, the standard bearer of the progressive movement in Illinois,” said Rashid. “Commissioner Garcia will be a member of Congress that challenges the status quo, and I am proud to support him on his plans going forward. Working for Commissioner Garcia during his electrifying 2015 mayoral run showed me that many people are ready for a change from politics as usual.”
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.
Abdelnasser Rashid is an independent Democrat running for Cook County Commissioner in the 17th District to be a voice for working and middle class families who continue to face growing hardships and high property taxes.
Rashid fought for property tax relief for homeowners and small businesses while campaigning to elect a new property tax assessor, Fritz Kaegi. As Deputy Chief of Staff for Cook County Clerk David Orr, he was dedicated to making government more efficient, ethical and transparent.