Candidate Questionnaire

The Southland Friends of Labor has relationships with various trade unions that represent the working men and women in the Southern Cook, Will and Kankakee County areas. We are looking forward to meeting and partnering with all who are concerned about the future of the Southland and the men and women who do its work. This election cycle, the Southland Friends of Labor will determine who best supports working families’ issues and merits Labor’s endorsement.

Southland Friends of Labor – Candidate Questionnaire (Final Version)

Questionnaires should be e-mailed to southlandfriendsoflabor@gmail.com.

** Completed questionnaires must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month. **


2020 Primary Election Endorsements

This Primary, the Southland Friends of Labor endorsed the following candidates running in south suburban Cook, Will County and Kankakee County.


Charlene Eads  State Representative – 79th District
Marta Perales  State Senator – 40th District
Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant  Will County Executive


2019 Municipal Election Endorsements

In 2019, the Southland Friends of Labor endorsed the following school board and village trustee/mayoral candidates running in south suburban Cook and Will County.


Jonathan J. Kypuros Beecher Trustee
Katrina Seifert Crete Trustee
Julie Papas Beecher School District
Crystal Johnson Beecher School District
Maurice ‘Mo’ Brown Crete School District
James Hunt Crete School District
Jamie L. Healy Crete School District
Ben Ramsey/Mary Grant/Sandra Slayton Hazel Crest Trustees
Paula Farr Matteson Trustee
Carolyn Palmer School Board District 159
Patricia Joan Murphy Moraine Valley Community College
Harry Benton Plainfield Trustee
Vivian Covington University Park Mayor
Paula Wilson University Park Trustee