Michael Scott, Jr. Photo courtesy of Scott's campaign.

Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) has officially endorsed Michael Scott, Jr., for 24th Ward alderman, according to a statement released by Scott’s campaign today, Jan. 12.

“The 28th Ward Democratic Organization is proud to endorse Michael Scott, Jr., for 24th Ward Alderman,” Ervin stated. “After careful review of all of the candidates in the race for Alderman, it was clear the best person to lead the 24th Ward was Michael Scott, Jr. The 24th Ward and 28th Ward share North Lawndale and Garfield Park communities. Through  partnerships with individuals like Michael Scott, Jr. we can lead our  communities to a better future.”

Scott, 38, a North Lawndale resident and son of the late Chicago school board president Michael Scott, Sr., is an area manager for the Central Region of the Chicago Park District.

In addition to the Ervin endorsement, Scott also picked up th endorsements of former 28th Ward alderman Ed Smith and State Rep. Pamela Reaves-Harris (10th).

“Akin to his late father Michael W. Scott, Sr., Mr. Scott is committed  to his family and community,” read the statement released by Scott’s campaing. “Mr. Scott has proven to be a  results-driven leader in the public and private sectors who advocates  bringing resources and programming to the underserved.”

“Michael shares our vision of building an exceptional West Side,” stated former Ald. Ed Smith. “We are proud to embrace him, and support his campaign because he is on the side of the people. He is a proven leader with a strong commitment to public service.”

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