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Yogesh Chawla Lands Endorsement of the Man He’s Seeking to Replace


Dane County Supervisor John Hendrick, who has represented several East Madison neighborhoods on the County Board since 1994, has endorsed Yogesh Chawla to replace him in next month’s election, according to the Chawla campaign.

In a statement posted to the campaign Facebook page, Hendrick said, “Yogesh exemplifies the surge of new leaders who offer hope for our county, our state and our nation. District 6 deserves a bold progressive with the tech savvy to make an immediate difference, from racial disparities to climate change.”

Last year Hendrick, who also previously served as County Board Chair, announced he would not seek re-election and would retire from the board.

Chawla faces longtime progressive activist Pam Porter in the April 3 election. Porter received just shy of 41 percent of the vote in the February primary while Chawla received slightly over 37 percent.

Porter has announced an impressive list of endorsements of her own, including Congressman Mark Pocan, County Executive Joe Parisi, former County Executive Kathleen Falk, and several others.
Chawla is seeking to become the fourth person of color currently serving on the 37-member County Board, and only the second Indian American in the board’s history.