Why I support J.B. Pritzker for Governor

I am today announcing my endorsement of J.B. Pritzker for Governor and Juliana Stratton for Lieutenant Governor.

The positions J.B. has taken on issues are the most progressive and the most practical of any candidate for Governor. His proposal for a “public option” for health care, for example, would give Illinois families more choices at little or no cost to the state. His support for a progressive income tax prioritizes our middle class and those striving to get there, while those who can afford to pay more do so.

J.B. has run a smart, effective, and principled campaign. His TV ads have focused on substance. He faces the camera and tells voters what he stands for. That’s a refreshing change. His campaign staff is excellent. A candidate who runs a great campaign gives voters confidence that he’ll run a great government.

I’ve had the opportunity to get to know J.B. as a person. After public appearances, he stays to talk with voters one-on-one. He is warm, genuine, and sincerely cares about the needs of Illinois’ working families.

Governor Rauner knows that J.B. would be our strongest candidate. That's why Rauner has been running ads trying to defeat J.B. in the Democratic primary. Don't be misled by Rauner's misleading TV commercials. Too many Democrats made that mistake four years ago.

For all these reasons, I’m proud to support our next Governor, J.B.Pritzker.

Matt Flamm

Palatine Township Democratic Committeeman



Please note: the Greater Palatine Area Democrats (GPAD) have not endorsed any candidate in the primary. This endorsement is made by me personally and as the elected Palatine Township Democratic Committeeman.

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  • commented 2018-03-12 22:14:35 -0500
    Hi Matt. I appreciate your confidence in JB Pritzker. I hope I won’t offend you by voicing my disagreement. I think JB has done wonderful things as a philanthropist, and I hope he continues to. But I’m concerned about anyone learning how to govern beginning with the highest office in the state.

    Sen. Daniel Biss has been in Springfield eight years now, made his beginner’s mistakes early on, and come into his own. He has honed relationships on both sides of the aisle and passed 88 of his bills.

    I’m not sure why you believe JB Pritzker is best equipped to win against Bruce Rauner, unless you are focused on their relative deep pockets. He has significant baggage already being exploited by Rauner’s campaign. Daniel Biss, on the other hand, has clean hands, has demonstrated effectiveness in Springfield, and his brilliance and sincerity are evident in every debate and speaking engagement.

    Thank you for inviting reactions to your post. I hope this one is okay with you!

    Your friend,
    Meg Bradshaw
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