Hernandez endorsement: Mayoral candidate Wilson outshines 'tired old players' in Chicago
Republican committeeman of the 38th Ward Chuck Hernandez is hoping to send a “strong” message throughout the world of Chicago politics by endorsing democrat Willie Wilson’s run for mayor.
Hernandez said he thought long and hard about what the city needs before enthusiastically throwing his support behind Wilson, a millionaire businessman who has never held public office.
“With many of the same tired old players in the pay to play corruption racket of City of Chicago and Cook County politics, who can we, the people, cast a vote for in good conscience,” he said in a statement. “Alas, a man has emerged, but not just any man, a solid and successful businessman. A man of faith who loves the citizens of the city of Chicago. A genuine man who hasn't forgotten from where he came. A man we can all trust and enthusiastically rally behind.”
The 70-year-old Wilson has also secured the endorsement of 36th Ward GOP Committeeman Sammy Tenuta and the Northwest Side GOP Club (NWSGOP), with the group touting him as "a self-made businessman who believes in free enterprise," in a Feb. 1 news release.