CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti says his practical experience is going to set him apart in what’s turned out to be a crowded race for Illinois Attorney General next year.
The field of candidates for AG include some big names, including former Gov. Pat Quinn, State Sen. Kwame Raoul and Jesse Ruiz, Chicago Park District President. But Mariotti says he’s a different kind of candidate.READ MORE: High Ranking Cook County Sheriff's Office Official Resigns Amid Complaints Of Inappropriate, Unsolicited Sexual Comments To Colleague
“I think I’m the only person in the race who either isn’t in elected office now or hasn’t been appointed by Rahm,” he said.Another Delay For Bid To Create Database For CPD Misconduct Files As Aldermen Question Cost, Frustrating City's Top Watchdog
Mariotti isn’t unknown. He’s been a frequent legal commentator about President Trump’s actions on CNN and MSNBC, as well as other outlets, and he sees the Attorney General’s Office as one to advocate for everyday people.
“I think we need to be more aggressive with that office. Not only resisting President Trump, who I really believe is a threat to our democracy, but I also think we need to be aggressive about going after the rich and powerful.
“I think that the deck is getting stacked in their favor — it’s being stacked against average working people. That is the number one thing I think I could do as attorney general.”MORE NEWS: Expert Breaks Down The Seconds Before Adam Toledo Was Shot In Body Camera Video
Mariotti’s comments can be heard in their entirety during this weekend’s “At Issue,” which runs 9:30 p.m. Sunday.