Long-time community leader files petition to contend for Cook County Commissioner seat

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Luis Arroyo Jr., co-founder and chairman of the Illinois Council for the Advancement of Latino leadership recently collected and submitted a petition of over 6000 signatures in order to challenge Edwin Reyes for the seat of Cook County Commissioner.

In 2009, Reyes was appointed as the acting Cook County Commissioner, replacing Roberto Maldonado, who left the position to become the 26th Ward Alderman.

Arroyo has firmly established his position against Reyes.

“There is so much potential for our seat on the Cook County Board that is not being realized. Residents and elected officials are frustrated by the lack of resources and engagement that is being leveraged by our current commissioner. He came in without a plan, I have a plan for our district to move forward,” Arroyo said.

After being granted a slate in Cook County’s Democratic Party, Arroyo will hope to run against Reyes in the 2014 primary election happening in March.

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