CHICAGO – Today, 3rd Congressional District Candidate Mike Fricilone announced he has been endorsed by the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7. This latest endorsement from the Chicago FOP comes on the heels of Fricilone’s endorsement by the Will County Sheriff’s Union and Illinois State FOP District 11.
Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara said, “Mike Fricilone is the public safety candidate in the race to replace outgoing Congressman Dan Lipinski. His opponent, socialist Marie Newman, is funded and endorsed by multiple ‘defund the police’ politicians and organizations. This summer, while Marie Newman supporters were rioting and looting all over the city and Newman sided with the criminals, Mike took the time to write a letter of support to the FOP and its members. He understands that police are working day and night, under extreme pressure, to keep families safe. We enthusiastically endorse Mike Fricilone for Congress and encourage voters to vote for him this fall.”
Mike Fricilone said, “I am honored to have the support of Chicago’s police officers in addition to receiving the endorsement of both the Will County Sheriffs Union, and Illinois State FOP District 11. Marie Newman’s plan to defund the police is extreme, disrespectful to those who protect our communities, and negligent to vulnerable citizens who need the support of police on a daily basis. We rely on the men and women who wear police uniforms to keep our families and neighborhoods safe from violence and crime. Each day that law enforcement officers go to work, their loved ones pray for their safe return home. I believe they are heroes, not villains, and when I am your mainstream voice in Congress, I will work closely with our law enforcement to ensure our families are safe.”
Marie Newman does not share the mainstream and commonsense values of the residents of the 3rd Congressional District. ‘Her plans’ are a straight rip-off of the most extreme socialists in Washington including Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Fricilone has promised to join the same caucus in Congress that Dan Lipinski was part of, the Problem Solvers Caucus, because he will be a Member of Congress that actually takes action and solves problems in a bipartisan manner.
About Mike Fricilone: Mike Fricilone is a Will County Board Member and the Republican Leader of the Will County Board. Fricilone is running for Congress to bring mainstream and commonsense ideas to Washington to move our community forward. Mike is an in our community, a 30-year member of St Bernard’s Parish, President and a charter member of the Lockport High School Charitable Foundation, and has spent the last 6 years on the board of directors of the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center.