Millennials Form PAC To Beat City's 'Machine' Politics

Craig Dellimore
January 12, 2019 - 4:32 pm
Brand New PAC City Aldermen

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The aldermanic candidates endorsed by Brand New Council, Chicago’s new political action committee, are younger, more diverse and more progressive than current city council.

And 40th Ward candidate Andre Vazquez, who is trying to unseat finance committee chairman Patrick O’Connor, said they are serious.

“What you see behind me is the next generation of leadership here in the city,” he said.

“We are the product of Chicago. We are the children who grew up in the corrupt political machine and are fighting to end it.”

Cleopatra Watson, who is challenging 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale, said they all agree on term limits, an elected school board and mental health services.

“Brand New Council is bringing the heat. BNC is bringing the heat wave, hence why we have no snow.”

The PAC plans to focus on fundraising and get-out-the-vote efforts.