I am proud to endorse Junaid “J” Afeef as the next Kane County State’s Attorney. Junaid’s 25-years of advocacy and public service as a lawyer, along with his deep commitment to justice, make him the best candidate to keep Kane County families safe.”Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL 8th Dist)
ELGIN, IL – Democratic nominee for Kane County State’s Attorney, Junaid “J” Afeef today received the endorsement of United States Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi:
“I am proud to endorse Junaid ‘J’ Afeef as the next Kane County State’s Attorney. Junaid’s 25-years of advocacy and public service as a lawyer, along with his deep commitment to justice, make him the best candidate to keep Kane County families safe. Junaid’s platform includes bringing reforms to the criminal justice system, responding to the rise in hate crimes, and also spending taxpayer dollars prudently. I have known Junaid for nearly a decade and have witnessed firsthand his passion for public service. That passion, along with his broad and extensive range of professional experiences, will help keep Kane Count families safe and ensure that all victims of crime are supported by the criminal justice system. Junaid is also an independent voice dedicated to promoting open and transparent government that works for the people.” said Congressman Krishnamoorthi.
Congressman Krishnamoorthi represents Illinois’s 8th Congressional District which includes all or parts of Carpentersville, East Dundee, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, and South Elgin and has been an advocate for the middle-class as a member of the House Oversight Committee, Intelligence Committee, and as them Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Congressman Krishnamoorthi. Congressman Krishnamoorthi is a champion for the workers of America and I am proud to work with him to end corruption, to prosecute violent criminals, and ending the mass incarceration of non-violent offenders,” said Afeef.
Afeef has bold plans for criminal justice reform once elected to Kane County State’s Attorney. Afeef will strive to protect all victims of crime regardless of immigration status, implement expungement workshops to help the community clear their criminal background of non-violent offenses, end the use of over-charging of cases, train prosecutors on explicit and implicit bias, and create sentencing guidelines to ensure that similarly situated defendants are treated equally regardless of race or economic background. “Having a State’s Attorney that believes in rehabilitation and diversion as opposed to retribution and punishment is the key to a criminal justice system that is truly just for all people,” said Afeef.