Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hispanic legal community hosts September 20 fundraiser for Peter Michael Gonzalez

Leaders of the Hispanic legal community are holding a fundraiser in support of Peter Michael Gonzalez's countywide judicial bid on Wednesday, September 20, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Chicago offices of Dykema, 10 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2300. (You know you've really made it as a big firm when you start using only one name....)

The Host Committee includes State Comptroller Susana Mendoza; Cook County Assessor (and 31st Ward Committeeman) Joseph Berrios; 15th Ward Alderman and Committeeman Raymond Lopez; Assistant Majority Leader, St. Rep. (and 36th Ward Committeeman) Luis Arroyo; 26th Ward Alderman and Committeeman Roberto Maldonado; 35th Ward Alderman and Committeeman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa; Hon. Gloria Chevere (Ret); Hon. Ed Ponce de Leon (Ret); Hon. Fe Fernández (Ret); Rosa Tumiálan; Martín Castro; Oscar Gonzalez; Edwin Reyes; Martin Quintana; Federico Rodriguez; Martin Perez; Anna Lozoya; Lisette Mojica; Sulema Medrano; and Leo Lastre.

Tickets for the event are $100 each, but sponsroships are available ($250 - Host, $500 - Promoter, $1,000 - Campaign Leader). To obtain more information about the event, or to reserve tickets, email or call Dawn Gonzalez at (773) 350-5249.


Anonymous said...

Mike, you are a great guy and would make an excellent judge. You have patiently waited in line for your turn to come up and it is my hope that you win your race this time around. But let me caution you and anyone else running or thinking of running. Politics requires you to look below the surface of what something appears to be on its face. Do you know that your Host Committee contains names of individuals who will not lift one of their lazy fingers to help you get votes? Some will even quietly back one or two of the individuals who are circulating petitions to run against you.

You have been around politics long enough to know the game has changed. Fundraisers (even for judges) were once held to raise funds. Now, fundraisers are held (and publicized on this blog) for the sole purpose of putting potential challengers on notice that a candidate has political support by having a large Host Committee made up of elected officials. But no one buys into that anymore. Political support is not what it once was. Elected officials love to see their name in print. You are doing them a favor more than they are helping you. A real Host Committee works together to raise funds for the candidate. Are any of these guys pledging to bring you a certain amount of money to make your even a success? I did not think so.

Mike, make the most of your shot this time. Bottom line, you need to campaign. You need to get votes. Votes win elections. Do not waste your time watching a bunch of elected officials eating the food that you paid for and shaking hands with friends who are already going to vote for you because they know you and know that you are a nice smart guy who will make an excellent judge.

Get out there and get votes !!!

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:58 is right. Words of wisdom. Glad someone said it even if anonymously.

Anonymous said...

Somebody please tell Bates, Laws and Richardon the same thing. Wasting time kissing those rings, Freddy. Those female PD's don't care. They are a coming for all three of you. Yes, you too Mr. laws.

Anonymous said...

If this host committee represents the "Leaders of the Hispanic legal community", the Hispanic legal community is in trouble. I am going to skip this one and support Mr. Gonzalez at his next event. Maybe it can be hosted by "Non-pompous Leaders of the Hispanic legal community who actually practice law and can find the courthouse". Just a suggestion.

Anonymous said...

Anon from September 15 sounds very angry. I wonder why?