BOB FIORETTI RESPONDS TO CHICAGO TRIBUNE EDITORIAL BOARD'S ENDORSEMENT OF INCUMBENT TONI PRECKWINKLE FOR COOK COUNTY BOARD PRESIDENT
Chicago, IL — Today, Bob Fioretti, candidate for Cook County Board President, released a statement regarding the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board’s endorsement of Fioretti’s opponent, incumbent Democrat, Toni Preckwinkle.
“Today, it is clear that the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board no longer believes in the importance of holding elected officials accountable for their lack of leadership, broken promises, and failed policies. The same Editorial Board also claimed that I chose not to take part in their endorsement process — which is simply not factual, and they know it. The fact that the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board stated that I am an “expedient Republican,” simply shows how completely out of touch they are, not only with Republican voters, but also with disenfranchised Democratic voters, as well as independent voters who feel the Democratic party’s shift to the extreme left no longer aligns with the core values and beliefs of many moderate and independent minded voters,” Fioretti stated.
Fioretti continued, “For the Tribune’s Editorial Board to state that I am a candidate who “lacks credibility,” only to endorse Toni Preckwinkle for re-election after repeatedly demonstrating her failure to lead on every major issue facing Cook County, should be a cause for concern for residents across the county. Voters are now left questioning the logic and credibility of what was once considered a distinguished, fair, and reliable source for the electorate to turn to for political insight.”
“Here is the reality of Preckwinkle’s reign as Board President — taxes have surged, out-of-control spending has surged, and crime has surged under Preckwinkle’s failed reign as Board President. Let us also not forget that Toni Preckwinkle is the mentor of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx who has failed just as badly, if not worse, than Preckwinkle. Both Preckwinkle and Foxx crafted and enacted the failed policies that have led to the surge in crime across Cook County,” Fioretti added.
During the Chicago Tribune endorsement session Toni Preckwinkle did everything possible to absolve herself from accountability for any of the current issues facing Cook County. Bob Fioretti added, “In 2018, Toni Preckwinkle ran her campaign for re-election highlighting her ability to provide taxpayers with timely tax bills. Now, just four-years later, Cook County property tax bills that should have been issued during the June – July time period, and paid in August, are now projected to be delayed until early 2023. Now, Preckwinkle is distancing herself from this issue as if she is not involved and bares no responsibility. Toni Preckwinkle must account for her utter failure on this major issue, as well as the many others, and take responsibility for her complete lack of leadership,” Fioretti said.
"As Cook County residents, we must demand accountability from our elected officials and not settle for the status quo. If we want to fix the mounting problems facing our county, we must enact the change required to do so. That change starts with electing new, independent leaders — free from special interests — that enact responsible, common-sense policies, and places Cook County residents first. Cook County deserves better than the failed attempt at leadership by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. I am Bob Fioretti, and I am asking for your vote on November 8th.”
To learn more about Bob Fioretti and his campaign for Cook County Board President, visit www.FiorettiForCook.com.