Thursday, March 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Yesterday, Katrina Thompson, who is running for mayor with the Broadview People’s Party, that she has landed the endorsements of Congressman Danny K. Davis (7th), state Sen. Kimberly Lightford (4th), Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st), Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough and current Broadview Mayor Sherman Jones.
Jones is running as a trustee candidate with the Broadview People’s Party. Last November, residents in that village voted on a referendum that prohibits two-term mayors from seeking a third term, which effectively meant the end of Jones would not be able to run again.
“Katrina Thompson will make an excellent Mayor for Broadview,” said Davis in the statement Thompson released on March 8. “Her dedication to the community, passion for service, and her strong moral compass will serve her and the people of Broadview well in the years to come.”
Thompson, a former executive director for the Broadview Park District, is currently a Broadview Public Library trustee. She’s also executive director of the West Humbolt Park Development Council in Chicago.
“I’m honored to have the support of Congressman Davis, Senator Lightford, Commissioner Boykin, Recorder Yarbrough and Mayor Jones,” she said in yesterday’s statement. “These fine public servants have done a tremendous job for our community, and I look forward to working with them as we strive to keep Broadview safe, secure and prospering.”
Thompson is one of five candidates running for Mayor of Broadview. Other candidates include Maxine Johnson, Judy Brown-Marino, Princess Dempsey and Vernon Terry. VFP