Media Advisory For Immediate Release: September 14, 2017
Northside DFA endorses Fritz Kaegi for Cook County Assessor
“Changing the leadership in the assessor’s office is a clear priority for progressives and those who believe in ethical governance,” said Melissa Lindberg, President of Northside DFA. “Fritz Kaegi has demonstrated his commitment to ethical governance and fiscal responsibility, two values NDFA looks for in endorsing candidates. He has both the commitment and the impressive knowledge base needed to fix the property tax assessment system in Cook County.”
Kaegi said, “I am proud to have earned the endorsement of Northside DFA. They represent the growing base of voters who are pushing back against machine politicians and standing up for ethical, progressive government. They put their words into action. We are so grateful to have them on our team.”
Kaegi is challenging incumbent Assessor Joe Berrios in the March 2018 Democratic primary election. Numerous media investigative reports have raised serious concerns about the fairness and inequality of property assessments by the current assessor’s office.