Incoming City Clerk endorses Ald. Willie Cochran

March 12, 2011 3:48:20 PM PST
Alderman Willie Cochran, 20th Ward, was endorsed Saturday by the incoming Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza.

Mendoza, who's now a Democratic State Representative, was among officials who announced their support for Cochran in his South Side campaign headquarters.

The alderman is a retired Chicago police officer who served for 26 years.

Cochran was elected to the City Council in 2007, and he is now running for re-election to a second term.

Cochran received 46 percent of the February 22 vote in a five candidate field. He is now facing a run-off with against rapper Che "Rhymefest" Smith.