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 General Election Endorsements

Mark Ferry Will County Board District 13
Laurie Summers Will County Coroner
Larry KerkstraKankakee County Board District 21

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. KypurosBeecher Trustee
Katrina SeifertCrete Trustee
Julie PapasBeecher School District
Crystal JohnsonBeecher School District
Maurice ‘Mo’ BrownCrete School District
James HuntCrete School District
Jamie L. HealyCrete School District
Ben Ramsey/Mary Grant/Sandra SlaytonHazel Crest Trustees
Paula FarrMatteson Trustee
Carolyn PalmerSchool Board District 159
Patricia Joan MurphyMoraine Valley Community College
Harry BentonPlainfield Trustee
Vivian CovingtonUniversity Park Mayor
Paula WilsonUniversity Park Trustee