Ameya Pawar releases first campaign ad in treasurer’s race

Ad highlights Pawar’s progressive policy agenda 

CHICAGO (February 10, 2019)--Ameya Pawar, the progressive Democratic candidate for Chicago City Treasurer in the February municipal election, released his first television ad on Monday, titled, “Noise.”

The ad, which will air on broadcast and cable stations, introduces Pawar’s family background, track record as alderman, and interest in using the City Treasurer’s office as a bully pulpit to fight income inequality.

In the snowy video, between the sounds of CTA cars, construction, and sirens, Pawar says: 

“When you shut out all the noise, you can hear their stories. Families, some like mine, who came here with nothing. People just looking for a fair chance.

“As Alderman, fighting income inequality has been my priority. We raised the minimum wage, and we took on the Mayor to keep neighborhood schools open.

“As City Treasurer, I’ll create low interest loans for affordable housing and to start new neighborhood businesses. I’m Ameya Pawar. Let’s write Chicago’s next story together.”

The ad, with a run-time of :30 seconds, may be viewed here

Polls show Pawar leading the three-way race. He has been endorsed by the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board, as well as SEIU Local 1, IUOE Local 150, Representatives Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Mike Quigley and Jan Schakowsky, Father Michael Pfleger, Ald. Pat Dowell, Ald. David Moore, Ald. Tom Tunney, Ald. Harry Osterman, Cook CountyDemocratic Committeeman Paul Rosenfeld, Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael Cabonargi, Cook County Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Josina Morita, Former City Clerk Miguel del Valle, State Rep. Jaime Andrade, State Rep. Greg Harris, State Rep. Theresa Mah, State Rep. Ann Williams, State Sen. Heather Steans and State Sen. Ram Villivalam.

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