André Washington, '19, on Being a Pledged Delegate

IL Democratic Delegate Candidate Writes, Talks and Signs Support for Warren

Hyde Park resident André J. Washington hopes to be one of 155 Illinoisans who will head to Milwaukee for the Democratic National Convention after being elected as a pledged delegate during the March 17 primary.

Washington, a lawyer, supports Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential bid and is running to be one of the seven delegates to represent Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District. In 2016, he supported Sen. Bernie Sanders and served as an alternate delegate for his campaign at the DNC.

“I was getting really excited about Elizabeth around spring of 2019 and I knew I was going to be spending a lot of time and energy supporting her,” Washington said. “I figured I might as well make it official.”

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