Tuesday, November 28, 2017

U.S. Congressman Luis Gutierrez From Illinois Won't Seek Re-election And Endorsed Jesús Garcia To Replace Him

Cook County Commissioner Garcia also announced that he will seek to replace outgoing Congressman Luis Gutierrez after he retires and won't seek re-election.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 28, 2017

Chicago, Illinois - On Tuesday, U.S. Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) from the 4th Congressional District announced his retirement and confirmed that he won't seek re-election and also endorsed Cook County Commissioner Jesús Garcia to run for his seat. Garcia also confirmed during a press conference that he will seek to replace Gutierrez in Congress.
Gutierrez didn't support or endorsed Garcia when he ran for Mayor of Chicago, but Gutierrez said that he had endorsed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for the 2015 re-election before Garcia had asked him for an endorsement, which was difficult for him.
Gutierrez says that will campaign for Garcia to get elected for the U.S. Congress.
Garcia is the first potential candidate to announce his intend to replace Gutierrez.

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