Orland Park Mayor endorses Morrison, Dodge, Harold & Rauner in Nov. 6 election
Keith Pekau, the mayor of Orland Park, one of the largest suburban communities in Cook County, released his endorsements for the upcoming Nov. 6, 2018 statewide and local elections.
Pekau, who unseated a popular former Mayor Dan McLaughlin nearly two years ago, won a surge in popular votes. Although mayors in Orland Park run on non-partisan ballots, Pekau is an extremist Republican and McLaughlin is a mainstream anti-Tax Democrat.
Pekau said he is endorsing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner for re-election against Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker, despite Rauner’s support of racist anti-Arab and anti-minority communities.
Pekau also endorsed Republican Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison ha stried to exploit tax hike proposals in a failed bid to bolster his candidacy. Morrison organized the bi-partisan coalition of Republicans and Democrats who opposed the soda pop and sweetened drink tax that would have imposed a tax of one penny per ounce on every drink. The tax targeted residents of the Cook County suburbs. Morrison is being challenged by firsttime candidate Abdelnasser Rashid who worked in the offices of retiring Democratic Cook County Clerk David Orr and has a great future ahead of him.
Rashid is a rising star in the American Arab community and has tried to expose Morrison’s hypocrisies and failings in the county office.
Pekau also endorsed Republican Erika Harold in the race for Illinois Attorney General, over Democrat Kwame Raoul. And, he endorsed Jim Dodge, who is challenging Democrat Mike Frerichs. Dodge is a trustee on the Orland Park village board and has been supportive of Pekau’s efforts to corral excessive village spending and block proposed tax hikes.
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