Biss announces over 200 endorsements

Political figures who know Biss from his days as a state senator figure prominently on the endorsement list.

Daniel Biss, in an image from his campaign website.

Mayoral candidate Daniel Biss this afternoon announced endorsements from more than 200 Evanstonians including most local elected officials.

The former state senator said he’s been endorsed by U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, State Sen. Laura Fine and State Reps. Kelly Cassidy, Robyn Gabel, and Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz as well as Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin.

The named supporters also include seven of Evanston’s nine aldermen — all but Eleanor Revelle and Cicely Fleming — as well as former Mayors Elizabeth Tisdahl and Jay Lytle and former Aldermen Cheryl Wollin and Delores Holmes.

The full list also includes a variety of political activists and business leaders.

Biss had previously announced his endorsement by the the local firefighters union. He left the state senate to wage an ultimately unsuccessful campaign for governor.

Biss will face Lori Keenan and Sebastian Nalls in a mayoral primary on Feb. 23. If no candidate in the primary receives more than 50% of the vote, the top two finishers will face off in the general election on April 6.

Neither of the other mayoral candidates have posted endorsement lists on their websites as of yet.

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