WASHINGTON-- Our Revolution on Friday endorsed Fritz Kaegi for Cook County Assessor. Kaegi is also endorsed by the local Our Revolution group, Our Revolution Illinois-Chicago. Kaegi grew up in Hyde Park, where his parents have lived for 40 years.
“Homeownership is a vital part of the American Dream,” said Our Revolution President Nina Turner. “It is important that the next Cook County Assessor evaluate property values in a fair, unbiased, and transparent manner. We’re proud to back Fritz Kaegi for Cook County Assessor because he will ensure the Cook County government puts everyday people first, not wealthy special interests or the politically connected.”
Kaegi worked at Columbia Wanger Asset Management for 13 years as an investment analyst focused on global small companies. He is a partner and investment committee member at Social Venture Partners Chicago, which provides the financial backing and capacity-building resources of its partners to nonprofits fighting poverty.
Our Revolution is actively involved in multiple Cook County races recently endorsing the congressional campaigns of Marie Newman and Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia, and Brandon Johnson for Cook County Commissioner. All four candidates demonstrate Our Revolution's commitment to electing diverse candidates strongly dedicated to progressive, grassroots political action and challenging establishment politicians.
Our Revolution supports progressive champions at every level of government. By supporting candidates up and down the ballot, we are aiming to transform American politics to make our political and economic systems responsive to the needs of working families.