Dorothy Brown affirms her commitment to the citizens of Chicago after Mayor Emanuel withdraws from race
I want to first thank Mayor Emanuel for his long career in public service. Despite the controversies during his two terms in office, he should be congratulated for giving selflessly of himself as a public servant in a number of roles.
In a democracy, people have the right to choose to run or not run for whatever political office they desire. My campaign has never been about running against Rahm Emanuel, rather it is about running for the people of Chicago. Mayor Emanuel withdrawal from the race does not change my campaign’s focus, nor my purpose. I am committed to making all of Chicago a world-class city. I am committed to providing a high-quality education to each and every one of our children, ensuring fair and equitable economic development across all of Chicago, reducing violence and crime, and most of all giving our city Hope. Hope4AllChicago has and continues to be my rallying cry.
I have real and valuable contributions to make to this city based on my experience as a public servant for nearly 18 years, my background, and my commitment to the people of Chicago. I will continue to share that message for the duration of the campaign and encourage all Chicagoans to engage with our campaign to learn about our plans for the future of the city.
Join us for our next Listening Tour on Tuesday, September 11 at Lincoln United Methodist Church, 2242 S. Damen Ave. There I will speak to residents of South Lawndale, Brighton Park, New City, Lower Westside, McKinley Park, Garfield Ridge and Archer Heights.
Statement attributable to Dorothy Brown, candidate for Mayor of the City of Chicago
September 4, 2018
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