Governor Endorses Berrios for Assessor

Jan 29, 2010, 11:43 ET from Joseph Berrios

CHICAGO, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Gov. Pat Quinn endorsed Joseph Berrios for Cook County Assessor in next Tuesday's Democratic Primary.

"I am proud to have Gov. Quinn's endorsement and thankful for his friendship over many years," Berrios said today. "I look forward to making the Cook County Assessor's office the most responsive it's been to taxpayers."

Among the nearly 90 organizations, newspapers and elected officials who have endorsed Berrios are: Advocate Society, AFSME, Association of Polish-American Attorneys, Chicago Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2, Cook County Democratic Party, Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge #7, Hispanic American Labor Council, Journeymen Plasterers' Protective and Benevolent Society of Chicago, Local No. 5, Local Union 597 Chicago Pipe Fitters, Operating Engineers Local 150 and United Hellenic Voters of America; Chicago Crusader, Evanston Sentinel, Polish Daily News and Southwest News-Herald;

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White; State Senators John Cullerton, James DeLeo, Ricky Hendon, Martin Sandoval and Louis Viverito; State Representatives Edward Acevedo, Maria Berrios, Daniel Burke, Marlow Colvin, John D'Amico, Anthony DeLuca, Mary Flowers, Esther Golar, Greg Harris, Joseph Lyons and Kevin McCarthy; Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart; Cook County Board Commissioners Jerry Butler and Deborah Sims; Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioners Frank Avila, Gloria Alitto Majewski, Kathleen Therese Meany and Mariyana Spyropoulos;

Chicago Aldermen Thomas Allen, James Balcer, Walter Burnett Jr., George Cardenas, Vi Daley, Sharon Dixon, Brian Doherty, Pat Dowell, Toni Foulkes, Margaret Laurino, Patrick LeVar, Lona Lane, Freddrenna Lyle, Richard Mell, Frank Olivo, Toni Preckwinkle, John Pope, Danny Solis, Bernard Stone, JoAnn Thompson and Michael Zalewski; Cook County Committeemen Randy Barnette, Maggie Crotty, Wilbert Crowley, Patricia Cullerton, Charles Hernandez, Jesse Juarez, Steven Landek, Lou Lang, Michael Looney, Robert Lovero, Dean Maragos, Robert Martwick, Terry Matthews, Brian McPartlin, Antonio Munoz, Mary O'Connor, Barrett Pedersen, Bill Powers, Robert Rita, Tom Sharpe, Samuel Simone, Edward Smollen, Rocco Terranova and Frank Zuccarelli.

Berrios has been a commissioner on the Board of Review since 1988. Prior to being elected five times to that post, he served three terms as an Illinois state representative. He is chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party and Committeeman of the 31st Ward. Berrios was the first Hispanic elected chairman of the party, a commissioner to the Board of Review and to the Illinois General Assembly.

SOURCE Joseph Berrios