Oak Park resident Fritz Kaegi, who is running for Cook County Assessor against incumbent Joe Berrios, has received the endorsement of the progressive political organization Northside DFA (Democracy for America).
Kaegi announced the endorsement in a press release. He faces Berrios in the March 2018 Democratic Primary election.
“Changing the leadership in the assessor’s office is a clear priority for progressives and those who believe in ethical governance,” Northside DFA President Melissa Lindberg said. “Fritz Kaegi has demonstrated his commitment to ethical governance and fiscal responsibility, two values NDFA looks for in endorsing candidates.
“He has both the commitment and the impressive knowledge base needed to fix the property tax assessment system in Cook County.”
Kaegi said in the press release that NDFA represents “the growing base of voters who are pushing back against machine politicians and standing up for ethical, progressive government.”