Unions endorse Keenan-Devlin

The Evanston Firefighters Association Local 742 this week announced its endorsement of Patrick Keenan-Devlin, Democratic candidate for state representative in the 18th district.

Timothy Gobat, Local 742 Political Action Chairman, called Keenan-Devlin a strong ally for “working families of Illinois” who "will bring honesty, integrity and a strong work ethic" to Springfield.

Keenan-Devlin was also endorsed this month by a number of other labor organizations, including AFSCME Council 31, Illinois AFL-CIO, SEIU Doctors’ Council, SEIU Local 73 and UFCW Local 881.

In addition to key labor endorsements, Keenan-Devlin has been picking up support from community, political and advocacy groups across the district and region.

Keenan-Devlin was endorsed by the New Trier Democratic Organization. He also received the largest number of votes in the Democratic Party of Evanston’s Endorsement Session – taking 46 percent of the total. In the five-way race, he received was twice as many votes as his nearest competitor.

He was endorsed by Citizen Action/Illinois, the state’s largest public interest and consumer advocacy organization. Keenan-Devlin was also endorsed by Personal PAC, a pro-choice political action committee, and the Stonewall Democrats, a grassroots network of LGBT activists who work extensively on marriage equality.

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