This story is contributed by Andy Manar.
State Senator Andy Manar announced his endorsement of JB Pritzker for governor at an event in Springfield. Senator Manar has represented the 48th senate district since 2013. The endorsement comes as support for JB Pritzker has grown throughout the state, with endorsements coming from Comptroller Susana Mendoza, Secretary of State Jesse White, the Illinois AFL-CIO, and over 20 individual unions.
“I’m running for governor because it’s time Andy Manar had a partner in Springfield,” said JB Pritzker. “Together, we can do even more to make sure every child in Illinois gets the quality education they deserve. Improving the school funding formula was a historic step forward, but our work can’t stop there. It’s time to build a better future for our state and our economy. I want Illinois to be a place where innovation happens, where things get built, where families and communities thrive. It’s time to put Springfield back on the side of working families, and I’m so proud to have Andy Manar, a real champion, standing with me.”
“It’s time for a leader with a track record of helping regular families and a clear vision to get Illinois headed in the right direction,” said State Senator Andy Manar. “I believe JB Pritzker is that leader, and I’m proud to endorse him for governor. JB has built a small business incubator that has created thousands of jobs. He’s helped push badly-needed criminal justice reforms, and in an issue close to my heart, he has helped our school children, creating new early childhood education opportunities and helping expand the state’s school breakfast program to over 175,000 students in at-risk districts in rural and urban areas. I look forward to working with him to build a stronger future in Illinois for our children and generations to come.”