Press Release: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin to Open West Side Chicago Campaign Office with Volunteer Day of Action, January 25


January 21, 2014

Candidate for Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin to Open West Side Chicago Campaign Office with Volunteer Day of Action on January 25 Community Stakeholders, Faith Leaders and Elected Officials to Attend in Support of Boykin’s Run for Office.

CHICAGO – Richard Boykin, candidate for Cook County Commissioner of the First District, today announced his campaign will host its Chicago satellite office (5641 W. Division Street) opening and Day of Action for campaign volunteers on Saturday, January 25, at 11 a.m. Those interested in supporting Boykin’s run for the Cook County Board through volunteering, neighborhood canvassing and phone banking are encouraged to attend.

“I am thankful for the positive momentum and support my campaign has received thus far and look forward to solidifying this movement on Chicago’s West Side,” said Boykin. “Much work remains over the coming weeks to prevail in this race. That’s why I’m asking all those who have a stake in our community to lend a helping hand to the campaign during our Day of Action up to the primary in March.”

Boykin recently launched his campaign for Cook County Commissioner among community members, faith leaders, Congressman Danny K. Davis and other elected officials. On the heels of Boykin’s campaign launch, the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) offered its support by endorsing his run for the First District Cook County Commissioner seat. CFL, founded in 1896, focuses its efforts on strengthening individual local unions  by creating a unified voice for the labor movement in the Chicago area.

“Based on the interview process exercised by the CFL’s Committee on Political Education, our affiliates have moved to support Richard Boykin in his run for Cook County Commissioner,” said CFL President Jorge Ramirez.

In addition to being endorsed by the CFL, several elected officials from Cook County’s First District have also backed Boykin including the following suburban mayors: Oak Park, Maywood, Forest Park, Broadview, Westchester, Bellwood and Hillside.

Boykin, a partner with Barnes and Thornburg, LLP, previously served as chief of staff to Congressman Davis for nine years after being his legislative director. During that time, Boykin played an instrumental role in several of the Congressman’s initiatives including welfare-to-work, health care, energy and utility, and appropriations accomplishments. Key areas of focus for Boykin’s campaign include criminal justice reform, economic development and expanding access to mental and medical health care services. VFP

For more information about the campaign, please visit or call 708-948-7913.

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