Former Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia endorsed Kim Foxx’s State’s Attorney bid Wednesday.
In a statement provided to Ward Room, Garcia said Foxx is “the person most qualified to become the next State’s Attorney of Cook County and to restore faith, trust and a true justice to an office that has been sullied by the incumbent [Anita Alvarez] for many years now.”
Foxx, a former Assistant State’s Attorney who worked under Alvarez, has received a host of high-profile endorsements in the lead up to the March 15 Democratic Primary.
“I’m honored to receive the support of Chuy Garcia, a progressive champion and a tireless fighter for working families in the Latino community and across the county,” Foxx said in the statement. “As State’s Attorney, I will fight to secure justice for every community in Cook County.”
Alvarez came under fire for the delay in charging police officer Jason Van Dyke for the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teen Laquan McDonald.
Last week, Foxx was endorsed by AFSCME Council 31, a 1,0000 member union of state employees. She has also received endorsements from U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, U.S. Rep. Danny Davis and Chicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers, among others.
Foxx is perhaps most notably endorsed by her former boss, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
Foxx served for 12 years as a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney before serving as Preckwinkle’s Chief of Staff.
Foxx will face incumbent Anita Alvarez and former state and federal prosecutor Donna More in the March 15 Democratic Primary.
According to a recent poll, Foxx received 27 percent of votes with Alvarez receiving 34 percent and Donna More receiving 12 percent.