Pawar: I will actively work to elect new leadership in the 14th Ward

CHICAGO (January 3, 2018)--Ameya Pawar, candidate for Chicago City Treasurer, issued the following statement in response to the federal indictment on Thursday of Ald. Ed Burke (14), chair of the Committee on Finance:

“I am calling on Ed Burke to immediately step down from the Finance Committee and strongly reconsider running for reelection. From helping Donald Trump rob Chicagoans of millions of dollars in property tax breaks, to opposing the needed reforms to strengthen the Inspector General, to opposing the creation of an independent budget office for City Council, Ed Burke has a long history of being on the wrong side of Chicago taxpayers. If Burke decides to run for reelection, I will actively work to elect new leadership in the 14th Ward.”

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