(Chicago, IL) – January 6, 2009. Democrat Ed Mullen’s grassroots campaign for State Representative for the House seat on Chicago’s north side to succeed John Fritchey has already knocked on an eye-popping 10,000 voter doors and launched its first direct mail piece.
In fact, between December 12th and 19th, Mullen’s campaign knocked on the doors of 2,121 voters and called 1,881.
With Election Day less than one month away, Mullen, a civil rights attorney, says that he’s working harder than ever to reach the voters directly.
“I’ve knocked on nearly ten thousand doors across the district,” Mullen explained, “but there’s a lot more to do in the final weeks. I’m committed to talking to as many members of our community as I can, and when I’m State Representative that commitment is not going change.”
Mullen, who faces attorneys Dan Farley and Ann Williams in the primary, says that the voters are excited about his fresh perspective.
“Every day I’m out knocking on doors,” Mullen said, “voters tell me that we need to change the way we do business in Springfield if we are going to address our real concerns, such as expanding our economy, improving local schools, and making sure we all have access to quality and affordable health care.”
The economy, schools and health care feature prominently in Mullen’s first mail piece that just landed in mailbox of Democratic voters in the the neighborhoods of West Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Roscoe Village, Sheffield, and Wrightwood which make up the 11th House district.
Mullen’s supporters say that he is a strong advocate for the community.
Barry Aldridge, who lives on Lakewood Ave in the Lakeview neighborhood, says:
“We need a whole new crew in state government. Besides being passionate about issues like nursing home abuses, he will be a strong voice for political reform in Springfield. He’s independent, honest, intelligent, and one of the most likable and genuine persons I have met. Our district deserves no less.”
The Democratic primary is on February 2 and early voting starts on January 11th and Mullen is not resting on his campaign’s laurels.
“My plan is simple,” says Mullen.”Keep talking to voters personally, focus on what is at stake for our community, and keep explaining that we have a real opportunity to break from the past.”
Mullen’s intense and personal voter contact make the first time candidate a serious contender in the race.