Latino State News
Latino Candidates Step Forward for Both County and City Positions
Photo: Latino Candidates in Chicago Seek Oppertunities
More Latinos are filing for public office and/or for party positions in Illinois and Cook County. An important observation is several Latino politicians hold more than one political position within their communities.
THERE ARE two Latino candidates who have filed for the March 20, 2012 Primary Election for a Countywide positions. Incumbent Anita Alvarez who is seeking re-election as Cook County State’s Attorney and has been endorsed by the Cook County Democratic Party. The other, Ricardo Munoz, filed his candidacy for Clerk of the Circuit Count on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. “I’m a lifelong reformer. My career has been about cleaning up government.” said Munoz.
LATINO CANDIDATES who filed for the Office of Democratic Ward Committeeman for the Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Primary Election are:
1st Ward: Incumbent Jesse Ruben Juarez and Proco “Joe” Moreno. Moreno is the 1st Ward. Alderman.
12th Ward: Incumbent Antonio “Tony” Munoz. Munoz is the State Senator of State Senate District 1.
15th Ward: Raymond A. Lopez.
22nd Ward: Incumbent Ricardo Munoz and Neftalie Gonzalez. Munoz is the 22nd Ward Alderman, State Central Democratic Committeeman for the 4th Congressional District and a candidate for Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court.
25th Ward: Incumbent Daniel “Danny” Solis. Solis is the Alderman of the 25th Ward.
26th Ward: Incumbent Roberto Maldonado. Maldonado is the Alderman of the 26th Ward.
30th Ward: Incumbent Ariel E. Reboyras. Reboyras is the Alderman of the 30th Ward.
31st Ward: Incumbent Joseph Berrios and Alonzo Zaragoza. Berrios is the Cook County Assessor and the Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party.
35th Ward: Incumbent Rey Colon. Colon is the Alderman of the 35th Ward.
45th Ward: Jose L. “Joe” Rivera.