The North Central Illinois Labor Council and the Illinois AFL-CIO have formally endorsed Linda Chapa LaVia for Mayor of Aurora. The North Central Illinois Labor Council is a local labor council of the Illinois AFL-CIO serving DuPage, Kendall, DeKalb, and Southern Kane County. They are a democratically elected bodies dedicated to represent the interests of working people at the state and local level and mobilize their members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice.
“Linda has always been a good friend of labor and is deserving of this endorsement,” said Ken Urzendowski, President of the North Central Illinois Labor Council.
“I am proud to have the support of the North Central Illinois Labor Council, the Illinois AFL-CIO and the working families they represent,” said Chapa LaVia. “As Mayor I will fight to make sure that working families have a seat at the table and their voices are heard in my administration.”
The North Central Illinois Labor Council and the Illinois AFL-CIO join a growing list of elected officials and organizations supporting Chapa LaVia’s campaign, which include: Senator Linda Holmes, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, Former Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Democratic nominee for Comptroller Susanna Mendoza, Vote Vets PAC, the Painters District Council 30, Bricklayers Administrative District Council #1, National Association Letter Carriers Branch #219, AFT Local 604, Sheet Metal Workers Locals 265 & 73, Automobile Mechanics Local 701, Laborers Local 582, the Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association, and United Auto Workers (UAW) Fox River Valley PAC.
Chapa LaVia is a lifelong resident of Aurora, a veteran of the U.S. Army and was first elected to the Illinois House in 2002. While serving in the House she has been a leader on education issues, has stood up for veterans, and has delivered millions of dollars to Aurora helping to improve the quality of life for its residents.