| (Orland Park, Illinois) – Support for 17th District Cook County Commissioner Democrat nominee Patrick Maher continues to melt away in the wake of news reports documenting Maher’s misstatements about both his academic and criminal records and his attempts to conceal his criminal past. (Reports from Fox News Chicago, the Southtown Star, and the Daily Herald). |
The latest group to walk away from Maher is the local firefighters union that (through their PAC) had planned to endorse Maher, who currently serves as the Board Chairman for the Orland Fire Protection District.
After initially recommending an endorsement of Maher, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 2754, per a vote by their executive board, has decided against endorsing Maher and instead will remain neutral in the race for 17th District Cook County Commissioner.
“Given the information that has come out about Mr. Maher’s problems telling the truth, the union clearly did the right thing by rethinking their endorsement and deciding to stay neutral and showed political courage in doing so,” said Cook County GOP Chairman Lee Roupas.
“Working families in the 17th District have a friend in Commissioner Liz Gorman,” Roupas added. “She has a strong record on the County Board of fighting for working families and opposing the pervasive fraud and mismanagement institutionalized by the Democrat Machine.”
Monday, October 4, 2010
Local Firefighters Union Backs Off Endorsement