Democrats Overwhelmingly Endorse Schakowsky
Veteran Congresswoman is choice of nearly all.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) received the overwhelming endorsement for reelection to her 9th Congressional District seat Sunday from the New Trier Democratic Organization in Winnetka.
Schakowsky received 97.2 percent of the vote while Evanston teacher Simon Ribeiro got 2.8 percent.
Nearly all of New Trier Township was part of the 10th District before it was redrawn in May by the Illinois General Assembly. Now only Glencoe remains while Winnetka, Northfield, Wilmette and Kenilworth are in the 9th.
When it was time for members to argue for the endorsement in the 9th, many expressed their happiness that Schakowsky was now their voice in Congress.
“She has been our surrogate Congresswoman for so many years,” former 10thDistrict Committeeman and New Trier Township Chairman Bill Crowley said. “I am thoroughly pleased she will actually represent us.”
Schakowsky received the unanimous endorsement of the Wheeling Township Democrats Wednesday and has also gotten the nod from Evanston and Maine Townships. Niles Township does not make endorsements.