Al Haj Jameel Ghuari announced today that he endorses Pete Karas for mayor.
"I’ve looked at each candidacy in some detail. I know Pete is the best choice for Racine," Ghuari said.
When asked how he will field questions from among the African American leadership and a community who have been described by some pundits to be divided among three African American candidates, Ghuari stated, "I am moved by spirit and principle, and not by ethnicity or any other surface attributes. Pete Karas is best suited to bring what is best for Racine because he is a man of principle and vision. He’ll be a Mayor who will finally bring transparency and accountability to City Hall."
Ghuari said he has no qualms about dealing with the possible attacks against him for this choice.
"This isn’t about me," he said. "It’s about what I believe is best for the City of Racine. Pete Karas is my choice."
Ghuari is a former candidate for the Racine City Council. He is also executive director of the Bray Center, a nonprofit social service organization in Racine's central city.