Current & Former Elected Officials
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin
“Alderman Ammons has proven himself to be a man who understands that voting is fundamental to our democracy. Aaron is a wonderful example of what can be done with a second chance, and I am proud to endorse him as the next Champaign County Clerk.”
Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs
“I am proud to endorse Aaron Ammons for Champaign County Clerk. I am confident that he will fight for working families and bring common sense reforms to the Clerk’s office.”
Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White
Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul
Illinois State Senator Scott Bennett
“Aaron Ammons has spent decades in Champaign County helping those that are too often overlooked and underrepresented. As our next County Clerk, Aaron will ensure that every vote is counted, and every person’s voice is heard."
State Representative Carol Ammons
Cunningham Township Supervisor Danielle Chynoweth
Cunningham Township Assessor Wayne Williams
Champaign Township Supervisor Andy Quarnstrom
Champaign Township Assessor Paul Faraci
Laurel Prussing - former Mayor of Urbana, candidate for County Treasurer
Alicia Beck - Champaign City Council
"Aaron Ammons is my choice for Champaign County Clerk and if you are serious about voter rights he should be yours, too. As the Champaign City Council Member responsible for representing a large percentage of student voters, I welcome and embrace Aaron’s dedication to voting access on campus. It’s refreshing to have a dedicated candidate who will not only fulfill the technical components of County Clerk, but who will also be a constant advocate for voter rights and access. I support Aaron Ammons and urge you to vote for him on November 6."
Bill Brown - Urbana City Council Member
Jared Miller - Urbana City Council Member
Phyllis Clark - Former Urbana City Clerk
Jim Hayes - Former Urbana City Council Member
Robert Lewis - Former Urbana City Council Member
Bruce Brown - Champaign School Board Member
Benita Rollins-Gay - Urbana School Board Member
Stephanie Fortado - Champaign County Board Member
Kyle Patterson - Champaign County Board Member
Chris Stohr - Champaign County Board Member
James Tinsley - Champaign County Board Member
Pius Wiebel - Champaign County Board Member
Chris Alix - Former Champaign County Board Member
Astrid Berkson - Former Champaign County Board Member
Jenny Putman - Former Champaign County Board Member
Byron Clark - Precinct Committee Person
Deloris Henry - Precinct Committee Person
Artice James - Precinct Committee Person
Faruq R.A. Nelson - Precinct Committee Person
Linda Turnbull - Precinct Committee Person
Dave Brayfield - former Precinct Committee Person
“Aaron Ammons has worked for years to remove barriers between citizens and the polls. In a time of voter suppression, outside interference in U.S. elections, and questions about ballot-related technologies, I can think of no one more passionately prepared to serve as Champaign County Clerk”
“I believe in Aaron Ammons and his leadership abilities. I think that the best thing that I can say about Aaron is that he has literally worked himself into position for the opportunity to be the next Champaign County Clerk. It is that work ethic, along with a high level of integrity, and a sustained track record of public service, that makes him the best choice for the office.”
"I have worked on social issues and politics in one way or another since 1968, when as a 12 year old I participated in marches on our local draft board, and I can definitely state that I have seldom felt so strongly about a candidate as I do about Aaron and his run for Champaign County Clerk.
I have been friends with Aaron since he was in his early 20’s, over 25 years. Aaron grew up in our most troubled neighborhoods but somehow managed to make it past the abundant risks that young men of color face. He has grown into leadership roles at everything he applied himself to, as a social activist, a union leader, political campaign organizer and office holder.
HE IS A RELENTLESS ADVOCATE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES THAT ARE ESSENTIAL TO ENSURING THAT THIS LAND IS OUR LAND, NOT THE FIEFDOMS OF A TINY PERCENTAGE OF OUR WEALTHIEST FAMILIES.
It is essential that the entity that runs our elections, the County Clerk’s office,, is in the hands of a capable advocate of inclusion of all our citizens. Anyone who has worked or watched our electoral processes in Champaign County knows that obstruction of democratic processes is the status quo in Champaign County.
AARON BELIEVES IN THE POWER OF OUR RIGHT TO VOTE, AARON CAN BRING OUT THE VOTE, AARON CAN AND WILL PROTECT THE VOTE ONCE IT IS CAST!
This office has never been held by a member of the Democratic Party. It is long past time that we make winning this office our top priority!
I INVITE YOU ALL TO JOIN ME IN WHOLEHEARTEDLY SUPPORTING AARON’S CANDIDACY IN ANY WAY YOU CAN!"
AFL-CIO of Champaign County
Illinois State AFL-CIO
Carpenters Local 243
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Illinois Council 31
East Central IL Building & Construction Trades Council
IL Laborer's Local 703
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 149
Painters Local 363
SEIU Local 73 B-PAC
SEIU Local 1
College Democrats of Illinois
CU-Citizens for Peace and Justice
Our Revolution - Illinois
Progressive Change Campaign Committee