Tuesday, March 28, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
A candidate for Broadview mayor was recently endorsed by Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, in addition to Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone and Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins.
Princess Dempsey, who is one of five candidates running to replace sitting two-term mayor Sherman Jones, announced the endorsements in a statement released last week.
On March 18, Brown attended a formal endorsement announcement for Dempsey at Schroeder Park in Broadview.
“Princess Dempsey is for economic development and for unity in the community,” said Brown at the event. “We need people in office that are in the business of helping people. Many are hurting.”
Dempsey, an entrepreneur who founded a staffing firm, touted her role in organizing the village’s “first ever job fair” and creating a back-to-school picnic for the village’s youth. Currently, Dempsey is president of the Lindop District 92 school board.
“As a business woman, my company has been endorsed by Senator Patricia Van Pelt, because she understands the type of real leadership that our community needs,” Dempsey stated.
Other candidates running for Broadview mayor include Maxine Johnson, Judy Brown-Marino, Katrina Thompson and Vernon Terry.
Bellwood trustee candidate touts Teamsters endorsement
In a press release sent out earlier this month, John Wicks, an independent candidate for Bellwood trustee, announced that he’d been endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters local #700, of which he’s a member.
Read the endorsement statement here. VFP