Arne Duncan Weighs In on 6th District State Representative Race

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Chicago – Former U.S. Secretary of Education and CEO of Chicago Public Schools Arne Duncan weighed in today on the competitive election in Illinois’s 6th State House district with a statement supportive of candidate Genita Robinson.

“Genita and I worked tirelessly together to make Chicago schools better in every neighborhood” Duncan said. “A vote for Genita is a vote for better education and future job opportunities for all our children in all our neighborhoods.”

Duncan recently stepped down as Secretary of Education, serving for seven years under President Barack Obama. Before he was appointed Secretary, Duncan served as CEO of CPS under former Mayor Richard M. Daley from 2001-2009.

“I am truly honored to hear such kind words from Secretary Duncan, who for years served as the Obama Administration’s top official on education policy” said Robinson, a former attorney who worked under Duncan at CPS. “My experience working with such an important figure on issues facing Chicagoans has helped solidify my passion for providing a quality education for each and every child regardless of their race and their family’s income level.”

The 6th House District includes Englewood, West Englewood, Back of the Yards, Marquette Park, Bridgeport, Canaryville, New City, Armour Square, Chicago Lawn, the South Loop and River North.

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