Jesus Chuy Garcia: Candidate for Mayor of Chicago Might Be More Than 100% Communist


Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of Chicago, is in a runoff election for the position with a man who has been labeled a communist, has strong ties to communists and has the same agenda as the Communist Party USA.

Emanuel is in the lead but Garcia is a not-so-distant second. Anything can happen in a runoff with the third candidate now knocked out of the race.

Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia is “100 percent communist” according to supermarket owner Guadalupe Martinez, now deceased, who ran against him for a position on the city council. During the 1986 campaign Martinez said, “My opponent Jesus Garcia is 100 percent communist, if not 110 percent.” Garcia denied it and won hands down.

The ward was 78% Hispanic and many were illegal immigrants.

Garcia emigrated from Mexico at age 10, grew up southwest Chicago, completed a Political Science degree at the University of Illinois and went on to earn a Master’s in Urban Planning. As a social justice advocate he found fulfillment working as a paralegal and a community organizer at a community-based housing organization.

First elected to the Chicago City Council in 1986 as a reformer and supporter of Mayor Harold Washington, Jesus Garcia helped give Mayor Washington a majority in the City Council to enact “progressive legislation.” He was among Mayor Washington’s most trusted allies. Washington had close ties to the Communist Party USA.

In the mid 1990s Hon. Jesus Garcia was listed as a member of Friends of Alice Palmer (a socialist tied to Soviets), alongside Danny K Davis (socialist), Tony Rezko (criminal), Timuel Black (socialist) and Barack Obama.

In 1991, then-Alderman Jesus Garcia of Chicago’s 22nd ward cited Ishmael Flory’s role in fostering African-American and Latino unity, and in building multi-racial coalitions for social progress when he was honored at Malcolm X college. Flory was the leader of the Communist Party USA.

On November 10, 1991 Jesus Garcia was listed as a member of the 1991 Tribute Committee for the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights Bicentennial Celebration. That was the group that was instrumental in ending the “Red Squad” spying in the seventies.

In 1992, Jesus Garcia was elected and served two terms as State Senator.

He was a special guest at the Chicago Committees of Correspondence when they held a tribute banquet to 88 year old member Jack Spiegel, on October 3, 1993. Spiegel was a socialist and the Committees of Correspondence was formed by one-third of the Communist Party USA when they splintered off.

They described themselves in this way in 2004:

We are people of all races and national backgrounds who are committed to the struggle for democracy and socialism. Our name is taken from the history of the U.S. revolutionary war against British colonialism. In the 1770s, Committee of Correspondence were formed in all 13 colonies and became the catalyst for united action against British oppression.”

“We, too, seek united action among all who feel the brunt of oppression in the U.S. And we believe that our Committee of Correspondence COC will, as before, be a catalyst for change.”

Our members are activists in all the social movements of our country — of labor, civil rights, immigrants rights, women, peace, international solidarity, gay and lesbian rights, environment, youth and students, seniors, and religion. We have come together to help shape a clear cut alternative to the destructive, mean-spirited corporate drive for profit above all else.”

We seek constructive solutions to the problems of poverty and unemployment, racism, sexism, health, education and housing. 

At the 2000 PWW (People’s Weekly World – communist magazine) banquet, Jesus Garcia was again honored as a former member of the Illinois State Legislature and director of the Little Village Community Development Center. The guest speaker was socialist-communist Danny K. Davis.

In January of this year, People’s World boasted that Garcia was taking on the “banker-backed mayor”.

The Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights organized a “Celebration of the The Dynamic Life of Frank Wilkinson (1914-2006)” on Sunday October 29, 2006. Wilkinson had been a leader of the Communist Party USA, the New American Movement and Democratic Socialists of America. Honoring Committee members included Jesus Garcia.

When he ran for Cook County Commissioner in 2009, his running mate was card-carrying Communist Party USA affiliate Rudy Lozano, Jr.

In a report of the Communist Party USA’s Mexican American Equality Commission, prepared as part of the discussion leading up to the Communist Party USA’s 29th National Convention May 21-23, 2010, the Commission wrote of several electoral victories, of people obviously associated with the party. Among them was Jesus “chubby” Garcia for his big victory as Cook County Commissioner in Illinois.

Garcia’s endorsements in 2010 came from the radical left including Congressman Danny K. Davis, Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Congressman Mike Quigley, AFSCME and others.

In 2010, the Illinois Communist Party described his race as a “the most important.” It was, they declared, a “decisive victory” and a “victory for grassroots political empowerment in the Mexican American community, as well as, progressive coalition politics seeking to address the widespread economic troubles of voters.”

They wrote that “Garcia is a leader and founding member, was one of the main groups still trying to carry on an independent, progressive and pro-working families agenda. Garcia was an early supporter of the late Mayor Washington and the first Latino elected to the state senate.”

The following video was posted on their website. Garcia says he is seeking to “transform this part of the region.”

He is an open borders activist and sees no difference between legal and illegal immigration.

The Chicago Young Communist League aka The Haymarket Club are backing him for mayor. The Chicago Teacher’s Union run by extremist Karen Lewis backs Garcia. The Daily Kos backs him.

He is also financially backed by the MoveOn organization which calls itself Progressive. They’ve raised about $1 million, mostly in teachers’ union money – they – the CTU – also back Elizabeth Warren for president.

chicago teacher's union

The CTU has a contentious relationship with Rahm Emanuel.

Chicagoans are unhappy with the socialist Rahm Emanuel so they want even more of what they just got. Garcia is far to the left of Emanuel who is not trying to overthrow capitalism, at least not crony capitalism.

SOURCE and Illinois Communist Party blog