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Kessem gains FOP endorsement for 41st Ward Republican Committeeman


By Glenn Minnis | Jan 20, 2020

41st Ward Republican Committeeman candidate Ammie Kessem

The Board of Directors of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Chicago Lodge 7 has endorsed Northwest Side GOP Club Vice President Ammie Kessem in her run for 41st Ward Republican Committeeman.

In a letter addressed to Kessem, a Chicago Police Department sergeant, FOP Political Action Committee Chairman Kevin Graham advised “feel free to use our name and endorsement appropriately.” Kessem’s selection comes at the expense of longtime incumbent committeeman Michael McAuliffe (R-Des Plaines), who, despite recently announcing his retirement as a state representative in the 20th District, is seeking another four-year term as the 41st Ward’s Republican Committeeman.

Of the 50 wards in Chicago, the 41st is the only one that has a contested Republican committeeman race.

41st Ward Republican Committeeman Michael McAuliffe

Kessem, who also serves as vice president of the Metropolitan Crime Commission, is an ardent supporter of President Trump and his America-first and law-and-order agendas. She has based her campaign on a platform of tax and spending reforms.

“We must support candidates who believe in low taxes and less government involvement in our daily lives,” Kessem recently told Chicago City Wire. “We must also hold people accountable for their own personal responsibility. These are Republican values, pure and simple.”

Kessem recently blasted Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to use $18 million in new taxes to pay down the city’s $838 million budget shortfall as another case of misguided spending.

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