Melissa Conyears-Ervin Receives the Endorsement of Civic and Business Leader Chris Kennedy

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Melissa Conyears-Ervin (Roosevelt University)

Chris Kennedy Applauds Melissa’s Four Point Plan to Increase Transparency and Efficiency in the Treasurer’s Office

Chicago City Treasurer candidate Melissa Conyears-Ervin announced today her endorsement from Chris Kennedy, former Illinois gubernatorial candidate and Founder of TopBox Foods, a non-profit hunger-relief organization that delivers high-quality and affordable produce and other food products throughout the city of Chicago. The latest endorsement from Chris Kennedy recognizes Melissa Conyears-Ervin’s commitment to uplifting working families and empowering underserved communities through financial responsibility and creative solutions.

“I am extremely proud to endorse Melissa Conyears-Ervin for Chicago City Treasurer,” said Chris Kennedy, Chairman of Chairman of Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, Inc. and Founder of TopBox Foods. “Melissa is a natural leader with an unparalleled business and public service acumen. She has been a dedicated champion for working families across Chicago and will continue to deliver equitable, fair, and transparent solutions for underserved communities throughout the city.”

“I am thrilled to receive the endorsement of Chris Kennedy, a paragon of business and a proven advocate for working families,” Melissa Conyears-Ervin said. “Chris has a long history of finding creative solutions to uplift families across the region, pioneering innovative social enterprises that allow underserved families to access vital resources. I am proud to receive his endorsement today.”

Melissa has also received the endorsement of former Governor Pat Quinn. “It is an honor to endorse Melissa Conyears-Ervin for Chicago City Treasurer,” said Pat Quinn. “Melissa’s strong history of integrity, fairness, and prioritizing working families, along with her comprehensive four point plan for accountability and transparency, is exactly what Chicago’s residents deserve.”

Melissa Conyears-Ervin has earned the endorsement of EMILY’s List, the Chicago Federation of Labor and the Chicago Teacher’s Union, SEIU 73, SEIU Healthcare Illinois, AFSCME 31, LiUNA, Teamsters Local 700, Teamsters Local 25, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, Chicago Fire Fighters Union Local 2, ATU 241, and ATU 308.

She has received support from the following elected officials Congressman Danny K. Davis, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas; Aldermen Brian Hopkins, Roderick T. Sawyer, Gregory Mitchell, Michelle A. Harris, Anthony Beale, Susan Sadlowski Garza, Patrick Daley-Thompson, Marty Quinn, Raymond Lopez, Derrick Curtis, Matthew J. O’Shea, Howard Brookins Jr., Silvana Tabares, Michael Scott Jr., Roberto Maldonado, Walter Burnett Jr., Jason C. Ervin, Chris Taliaferro, Ariel Reboyras, Carrie M. Austin, Emma Mitts, Nicholas Sposato, Margaret Laurino, and Anthony Napolitano of the Chicago City Council; Commissioner Dennis Deer of the Cook County Board; Commissioners Barbara McGowan and Kari Steele of the Metro Water Reclamation District of Chicago; and Committeeman Tim Egan of the 2nd Ward.

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