Our Petitions Are In!

I am thrilled to share with you that I’ve officially filed my petitions to seek the Democratic nomination for the office of Attorney General but getting on the ballot is only the first step.

I’m up against some tough competition in a field of candidates comprised primarily of the usual political insiders. Now more than ever, we need a qualified and experienced leader from outside the political machine to run the Office of Attorney General.  Unlike the insiders, I will enter the office without any allegiances or debts owed, which is essential to operating the office with independence and integrity.

When I went to law school, I knew that I wanted to dedicate my professional life to serving my community, and that’s exactly what I’ve done with my legal career — both in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and as the Chief Administrator of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability for the City of Chicago.

As Attorney General, I will stand firm to protect our citizens from the unconstitutional policies of the Trump Administration, reform our criminal justice system, protect the civil rights, health and well-being of our citizens, and make state government more transparent and ethical.

Today we filed our nominating petitions - a 643 page document with the maximum allowed 10,000 signatures - and in a few weeks, we will face another test with our first fundraising deadline of this campaign. I look forward to seeing you soon out on the campaign trail.

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