FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2014
Oak Park Township Trustee Ade Onayemi, 1st Ward Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno, and the Italian American Political Coalition endorse Blake Sercye for 1st District Cook County Commissioner
Blake Sercye, candidate for 1st District Cook County Commissioner, opened his campaign office in Oak Park on Saturday, January 18th with support from neighbors, friends, and family. Oak Park Village Trustee Ade Onayemi announced that he is supporting Blake’s candidacy. Trustee Onayemi ran for 1st District Cook County Commissioner in 2010 and won Oak Park and Proviso Townships. “I have had the opportunity to meet with each candidate in this race,” Trustee Onayemi said, “After meeting Blake, I am convinced that it is time to support young people with fresh ideas for public office. Blake is the most qualified candidate and he understands the issues that face the us. I am excited to support Blake and I look forward to seeing him serve us as Cook County Commissioner.”
Also supporting Blake’s candidacy is 1st Ward Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno. Alderman Moreno was first appointed on March 26, 2010 and won reelection in February 2011 with more than 74% of the vote. As Alderman, Moreno has been a strong and independent voice on the Chicago City Council.
Additionally, the Italian American Political Coalition (IAPC) overwhelmingly voted to endorse Blake’s candidacy. The IAPC is based in Oak Park and is led by 9th District Cook County Commissioner Peter Silvestri.
“I am so grateful to have such broad and diverse early support.” Blake said, “As Oak Park Township Trustee and former President of Oak Park Elementary District 97, Ade has always put people first and been a role model for how public service should be done. I also admire Joe’s service to the 1st Ward and the City of Chicago. He is fiercly independent and always looks for community based solutions. The IAPC’s support represents the diversity of our coalition. We want to ensure that everyone in our district feels included in deciding our county’s future.” VFP
Correction: The original version of this press release indicated that Ade Onayemi is an Oak Park Village trustee.