Our dear friend Debra Shore, Commissioner for the MWRD, sent us this note of endorsement for her friend and mentor, Larry Suffredin.
Down to the Wire – Suffredin for State’s Attorney
I hope you will join me in voting for Larry Suffredin for Cook County State’s Attorney in the Democratic primary (#59). Larry will bring much needed change to Cook County by controlling the proliferation of guns and fighting political corruption. Throughout his career, Larry, an independent on the Cook County Board, has been a leader in advocating for stricter gun control laws, passing the Cook County Assault Weapons ban, and has served on the board of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence since 1982. On the county board, Larry has fought waste and corruption and against Todd Stroger’s tax increases. As a public defender and private attorney, he acquired extensive federal and state trial experience and appeared before the United States and Illinois Supreme Courts.
Larry has been endorsed by the Chicago Sun-Times, the Pioneer Press and by numerous other organizations, including the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization.
His commitment to reform has earned the endorsement of U.S. Representatives Jesse Jackson, Jr., Jan Schakowsky, Luis Gutierrez, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Cook County Commissioners Forrest Claypool, Mike Quigley, and Roberto Maldonado are just a few of the reform-minded leaders in support of Larry Suffredin for State’s Attorney.
After the debacle of the Burge torture cases and the more recent cases of unprosecuted police shootings, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office needs a leader with a vision, a skilled negotiator, who can restore public confidence in our justice system. For more information or if you are interested in getting involved, I encourage you to contact the campaign at (312) 836-4073 or visit suffredinforstatesattorney.org.