CHICAGO – Chicago Aldermen George Cardenas (12), Joe Moreno (1), Ricardo Munoz (22), and Danny Solis (25) announced today that they have each endorsed Jesse Ruiz in the Democratic race for Illinois Attorney General.

“Jesse is someone who has always done the right thing,” said Alderman George Cardenas. “He’s all about our community and someone we want on our side. We need a strong advocate like Jesse who’s going to fight for us, our families, and our values as Attorney General.”

“Jesse’s a progressive and who we need at this time,” said Alderman Joe Moreno. “He’s hands down the best qualified candidate for Attorney General.”

“Jesse’s history of public service and education, working as a defender of civil and human rights is exactly what this office needs,” said Alderman Ricardo Munoz. “ He is a strong voice, and will be our champion at a statewide level.”

“Jesse has a proven track record of public service, legal work, and presence in our community,” said Alderman Solis. “He is the son of Mexican immigrants born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland community, he gets the challenges we face and he will be a great advocate for us all, backed by an outstanding record of public service.”

“I am grateful to have the support of Alderman George Cardenas, Alderman Joe Moreno, Alderman Ricardo Munoz, and Alderman Danny Solis who have all been working together for the betterment of their wards and of our City,” said Ruiz. “It takes a village and we all need to come together to be powerful advocates for all people in these difficult times when people’s rights are increasingly under attack. I know that together we will stand strong against those attacks and overcome them.”

In announcing his candidacy in October, Ruiz said that Donald Trump’s attacks on immigrant and minority rights motivated him to run for public office.

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-4), a national leader on issues of crucial importance to Latino and immigrant communities, endorsed Jesse Ruiz in the Democratic race for Illinois Attorney General in November.

Ruiz is a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath, a nationally renowned law firm, where he has worked for more than 20 years. He also serves as President of the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners.

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