Leading Women Democrats Endorse Theresa Mah for 2nd District State Representative

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Leading women Democrats Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski-Garza and MWRD Commissioner Debra Shore endorsed Theresa Mah’s candidacy for 2nd District State Representative, stating that she will be an independent voice championing issues for women, children, and working families.

“Our State needs leaders like Theresa in Springfield to help bring a holistic and independent perspective.  Theresa is a highly-educated, experienced community advocate who brings policy experience to a State Legislature at a crucial time”, expressed Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.

“The politics of status quo aren’t good enough for the people of the 10th Ward and they’re certainly not good enough for the people of the 2nd District.  Governor Rauner has dragged our state to a standstill and we need elected officials who are going put up a real fight to make sure working families get a fair shake.”  Garza continues, “I support Theresa Mah for 2nd District State Rep. because she’s an independent who doesn’t have to answer to a political boss, only to her constituents.”

“Theresa’s hard-working approach to public policy and community engagement is what makes her stand out.  She’s been working hard her entire professional career, and I know that will continue in Springfield” declared MWRD Commissioner Debra Shore.

Supporters will be gathering on Saturday at an event Co-Chaired by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski-Garza and MWRD Commissioner Debra Shore.  The event starts at 10:00 am at 1201 S. Prairie Ave.  Press is allowed.

Theresa is a first-generation Chinese American running for 2nd District State Representative in the upcoming 2016 Democratic Primary and is attempting to become the first ever Asian American elected in the Illinois General Assembly.  Educated at the University of California – Berkeley and the University of Chicago, Theresa has dedicated her professional career to public service as an educator, community advocate, and Senior policy advisor for former Governor Pat Quinn.

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