Chicago, ILÂ â€“ Ray Figueroa, who ran in the February 2010 Democratic Primary, announced his endorsement of Joe BerriosÂ for in the upcoming .
Â â€œJoe Democratic Party, and the overwhelming choice of the Latino community in ,â€ said Figueroa, a former Cook County judge and . â€œI am supporting him in the November 2nd election, and encourage others to do the same.â€ is the duly elected nominee of the
Â Figueroa, a reformer, ran against Berrios and Robert Shaw, a former , in the February election. He was endorsed by the in that race, which was won by Berrios, also a Board of Review commissioner.
Â â€œThe political landscape has grown increasingly hostile to the aspirations of Latino immigrants,â€ Figueroa said. â€œThe candidacy of Commissioner Berrios reaffirms the Democratic Partyâ€™s steadfast commitment to politics of inclusion.â€
Â Figueroa also criticized Claypool for failing to cast a ballot in the February 2010 election.
Â â€œHow can we rely on a public official to protect our right to vote when he fails to exercise his own? While Mr. Claypool stands on the sidelines, Commissioner Berrios is a trailblazer for Latino empowerment,â€ Figueroa said.