Former alderman running for county assessor

September 24, 2009 3:37:01 PM PDT
Former Chicago alderman Robert Shaw launched his campaign for Cook County assessor and called on fellow Democrat Joseph Berrios to consider pulling out of the race.Shaw criticized Berrios for his Springfield lobbying business and a state's attorney's investigation into a former Berrios employee.

"My opponent, hopefully, he will get the message and withdraw from this race, I have the experience to do this job and we can do it well," said Shaw.

Berrios responded by saying, "anybody who lives in a glass house shouldn't throw stones."

Berrios is Cook County Democratic chairman and a board of review commissioner.