Omar Aquino, Democratic candidate for the state's 2nd Senate district, announced endorsements Tuesday morning from several labor and progressive leaders and organizations.
Aquino received the backing from Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, Chicago Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th), the Chicago Teachers Union, Grassroots Illinois Action and the SEIU* Illinois State Council.
Aquino is vying for the 2nd Senate district seat being vacated by State Sen. William Delgado (D-Chicago), who opted against seeking another term. Angelica Alfaro is also running in the 2nd Senate district's Democratic primary. Elected officials including Chicago Alds. Joe Moreno (1st) and George Cardenas (12th) and groups such as the Stand for Children Illinois PAC have endorsed Alfaro.
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