Citizen Action/Illinois has announced its list of endorsed candidates in the 2014 general election. The public interest group endorsed the following candidates for the upcoming election:
U.S. Senate: Richard J. Durbin
For U.S. Congress: Robin Kelly-2, Michael Mason-6, Danny K. Davis-7, Tammy Duckworth-8, Janice D. Schakowsky-9, Bill Foster-11, Ann E. Callis-13, Dennis Anderson-14 and Cheri Bustos-17.
The Progressive Action Project, which is the the political action committee of Citizen Action/Illinois, also announced its endorsements:
Statewide Offices: Governor- Pat Quinn, Attorney General- Lisa Madigan, Treasurer-Michael W. Frerichs, Secretary of State-Jesse White.
For State Senate: Mattie Hunter-3, Senator Bill Cunningham-18, Suzanne “Suzy” Glowiak-24, Senator Terry Link-30, and Don Harmon-39.
For State Representative: Pamela Reeves-Harris-10, Greg Harris-13, Kelly M. Cassidy -14, Lou Lang -16, Mo Khan -20, William “Will” Davis-30, Nichole Serbin-37, Al Riley-38, Will Guzzardi -39, Mike Smiddy-71 and Carol Ammons-103.
Cook County Clerk: David Orr
For Commissioner of the Cook County Board: Richard Boykin-1, Jerry Butler-3, Stan Moore-4, Deborah Sims-5, Peter Silvestri-9, John Daley-11, Larry Suffredin-13, Jeffrey Toboloski-16
Cook County Board of Review: Larry Rogers, Jr.
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner: Tim Bradford
Appellate Court, 1st Judicial District: John Simon, Steele vacancy;
Cook County Judicial Circuit: Kristal Rivers, Connors vacancy; Cynthia Cobbs, McDonald vacancy; Andrea Buford, Veal vacancy; Bridget Anne Mitchell, Arnold vacancy
Citizen Action/Illinois' PAC also endorsed the following ballot initiatives: Increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour, Millionaire’s surcharge on income over $3 million, requiring insurance plans to cover prescription birth control and the Cook County effort to require universal background checks and to prohibit the sale and transfer of assault weapons and high capacity ammunitions. Two proposed constitutional amendments were also supported: Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights and Prohibition of Election Discrimination.