Democracy for America (DFA) is endorsing Kim Foxx in the race for Cook County State's Attorney, the national progressive organization announced Thursday.
Foxx, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's former chief of staff, is challenging incumbent Anita Alvarez.
Foxx previously worked as a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney and guardian ad litem with the Cook County Public Guardian's Office.
"We're supporting Kim Foxx in her race for Cook County State's Attorney, because our country needs progressive prosecutors like her who understand that their job is to administer justice in a way that confronts, not worsens, racial and income inequality," DFA Chair Jim Dean said in a statement. "Having a State's Attorney like Kim Foxx who'll take on violent criminals, battle wage theft, and demand real accountability for police officers who do wrong will be a huge boon for racial and economic justice in Cook County and our country."
In Chicago's municipal election this year, DFA threw its support behind the seven incumbent aldermen on the Progressive Reform Caucus, who all won re-election. The group also backed former Chicago mayoral candidate Cook County Commissioner Jesus Chuy Garcia, who forced Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff.