Humane Society Legislative Fund Releases 2023 Endorsements for Chicago City Council

Humane Society Legislative Fund Releases 2023 Endorsements for Chicago City Council

WASHINGTON (February 16, 2023)—Today the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal protection, announced its endorsements for aldermanic candidates in the 2023 Chicago municipal elections.

Ward 1: Daniel La Spata (D) 
Ward 2: Brian Hopkins (D) 
Ward 25: Byron Sigcho-Lopez (D)  
Ward 32: Scott Waguespack (D)  
Ward 35: Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (D) 
Ward 36: Gilbert Villegas (D)  
Ward 40: Andre Vasquez, Jr. (D)  
Ward 42: Brendan Reilly (D) 
Ward 50: Debra Silverstein (D)  

Each endorsed candidate took multiple pro-animal positions on the Chicago City Council, including voting for Ordinance 2827 which closed the loophole allowing pet stores to exploit the 2014 Chicago Pet Store Ordinance and continue sourcing puppies from puppy mills, as well as voting in favor of Ordinance 4125 which banned horse-drawn carriages in Chicago.

"Elected officials have both the opportunity and the responsibility to protect animals and those who care about them," said Brad Pyle, political director of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. "We urge voters in Chicago to support the re-election of these humane candidates.”

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