Congressman Mike Quigley declines to run for Chicago mayor

Congressman Mike Quigley declines to run for Chicago mayor

CHICAGO (TOC) — Congressman Mike Quigley has dominated out a run for mayor of Chicago in 2023.

In a press launch Thursday morning, Consultant Quigley cites his work because the co-chair on the Home Ukrainian Caucus as a cause why he cannot step away to run for mayor.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has but to make an official announcement that she’s going to run for re-election. Chicago businessman Willie Wilson has introduced that he’ll run for a 3rd time.

Quigley has served as consultant for the Illinois fifth Congressional District since 2009.

Quigley issued a press release saying, “The battle in Ukraine isn’t just about territory in Japanese Europe. It’s a battle between democracy and authoritarian rule, a pressure taking part in out throughout the globe. Stopping Putin’s genocidal battle in Ukraine will save hundreds of harmless lives whereas sending an unequivocal message to tyrants around the globe: the free world won’t stand on your aggression and brutality.

“On this most up-to-date journey with my colleagues from the Intelligence Committee, it turned clear our work will proceed for months, if not years. After a lot consideration, I merely can not stroll away from my responsibility to safeguard democracy, combat for American values overseas, and rise up for the courageous Ukrainian individuals of their time of most peril. Campaigning to function Mayor of Chicago wouldn’t permit me to satisfy this essential obligation.

“The nice metropolis I really like faces unprecedented challenges on crime, faculties, fairness and financial issues that demand 100% full-time dedication from our mayor. At age 53, I might have relished the chance to get Chicago again on monitor. If I am being fully sincere, at 63, I do not assume my household and I could make this type of dedication.

“As a senior Member of the Home Appropriations committee, I’ve a particular accountability to ship the essential investments for transportation, housing, and healthcare Chicago wants to show itself round. Shirking that responsibility to run for mayor could be letting my metropolis down in its time of nice want.

“To those that have inspired me to run over the previous few weeks and months, your belief and type phrases have been humbling. I thanks from the underside of my coronary heart, and sit up for your concepts and assist as I keep at my publish, combating for Chicago and our shared beliefs overseas.”

In response to Quigley’s determination Mayor Lightfoot launched a press release saying, “Congressman Quigley has been a constant devoted advocate for his constituents and the residents of Chicago. As we face these difficult instances abroad, I respect Rep. Quigley’s management in attempting to finish the battle in Ukraine and his efforts to safeguard democracies internationally. I sit up for persevering with to work with him and his employees to make sure that Chicago will get its fair proportion of federal {dollars} and that we proceed to carry up the wants of our Chicago communities in Washington, D.C.”

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