"Front-runner" Yoni Pizer Announces for Contested 12th District Seat
Pizer's deep roots in the Jewish and LGBTQ communities cited as major draws to his candidacy
GREG HINZ ON POLITICS
November 25, 2019 01:04 PM
"One other contest that will draw lots of attention is in the Lincoln Park and Lakeview area, where veteran state Rep. Feigenholtz is expected to give up her seat and be appointed to succeed Sen. John Cullerton, who has announced his resignation effective next month.
District Democratic committeemen will make the choice, and the majority of the vote is held by the 44th Ward’s Tom Tunney. He tells me that, at an initial meeting last week, the group decided to do nothing until they see who demonstrates some political chops by actually filing petitions.
The front-runner in the contest appears to be prominent Democratic fundraiser Yoni Pizer. Tunney notes that he's both gay and Jewish in a district that has been heavily populated by those groups."