FOP decides not to back Daley

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Another union will not support Mayor Richard Daley's run for re-election. The Fraternal Order of Police announced Wednesday that it won't back the mayor or any other candidate in the February election.

The FOP has had issues with the mayor's office over staffing and mistakes made by a computerized payroll system. It also blocked the mayor's attempt to stop police officers from directing traffic at lakefront events.

The FOP joins the Chicago Federation Of Labor in not endorsing a mayoral candidate.

"I think the message is clear. The FOP made the decision not to endorse anyone for mayor. The membership feels things are not going well with the administration of this city in regards to issues dealing with law enforcement and police work," said Mark Donahue, president, Chicago FOP.

Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown has the backing of Chicago Firefighters Union Local Two. She and William "Doc" Walls are running against Daley.

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