Interview with Garcia Jesus

How did the other candidates appeal to Latinos? You talked somewhat about how Harold Washington did. How did the other candidates when they came to the community?


Well in the '83 election I guess they came with their traditional approach. Ah, the most traditional was the, the Daley approach. Ah, they set up an "Amigos for Daley" campaign. And he came and they had the mariachi band and the traditional approach ah, that had been, ah, carried out by machine politicians in Chicago. Ah, Byrne came in with here Fiestas, OK, she was a little more progressive. She was beyond the amigos, she was Hispanics. I want to help the Hispanics out. And she was throwing her mini festival.