Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García has issued the following statement in his endorsement of Justice Jesse Reyes for Illinois Supreme Court:
“We have a rare opportunity to make history and elect the first Latino to the highest court in Illinois in 2020! Jesse Reyes brings a life-long legal career rooted in promoting diversity, fairness, and equity.
“Raised in Chicago in a working-class and immigrant family, he has worked to break down economic and educational barriers for all. His experiences and vision for a representative and fair judicial system inspired him to establish the Diversity Scholarship Foundation with the goal of building a new generation of African American and Latinx legal scholars and judges.
“As a member of the Illinois Supreme Court, he will have the opportunity to guide decisions that impact the everyday lives of millions of community members across the state. Jesse Reyes has made a lasting impact on our judicial system in Illinois and I am proud to endorse him for the Illinois Supreme Court.”