Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has endorsed transgender candidate Jill Rose Quinn for Cook County judge ( the K. Sheehan vacancy ).
"I'm proud to endorse the historic candidacy of Jill Rose Quinn," Lightfoot said in a release Politico obtained. "She is an accomplished attorney and would be the first openly transgender judge in Illinoisand one of only five in our entire nation. Jill has fought for fairness, equality and justice her entire life and her perspective and experience will be invaluable for our courts and our community. She has my full support on March 17."
Quinn is running in the March 17 Democratic primary against James Worley and Wendelin "Wendi" DeLoach.
Lightfoot has also endorsed Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx in her re-election bid and Yoni Pizer's campaign for the 12th District state House seat, with Lightfoot's LightPAC donating $2,500 to Pizer, according to Politico.
The Politico article is at www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/24/bloombergs-in-beales-on-the-bubble-loris-political-muscle-ethics-board-drama-488145.