New Survey Shows John Garrido’s Alleged Vote Buying Scheme is an Important Issue to 45th Ward Voters

63% Percent Say Action Should Be Taken Against Garrido

CHICAGO- Following news reports of aldermanic candidate John Garrido’s alleged vote buying scheme, 62% ofnearly 1700 likely voters surveyed in the 45th ward believe action should be taken against the aldermanic hopeful.

The automated phone survey was conducted on behalf of the SEIU State Council among likely John Garrido and undecided voters between February 18th and 19th.  Alderman John Arena supporters were eliminated from the survey.

The high percentage of respondents supporting significant action being taken against John Garrido could indicate that the alleged vote buying scheme will be an important issue for voters heading to the polls next Tuesday.

Survey Synopsis

1062 respondents or 63% believe John Garrido should drop out of the aldermanic race, the Chicago Police Department should suspend John Garrido, or the Cook County State’s Attorney should prosecute Garrido.

634 respondents or 37% believe that nothing should be done.


Representing more than 150,000 workers, the SEIU Illinois Council represents workersincluding security officers, janitors, home care and child care providers, as well as public employees, medical professionals, first responders and social service workers.SEIU members are winning better wages, health care, and more secure jobs, while ensuring that workers, not just corporations and CEOs, benefit from today’s economy.


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