Daniel La Spata, Jay Ramirez and Lauren Young [Submitted]

Jay Ramirez, the long-time Northwest Side organizer who announced his candidacy over the weekend for 1st ward Democratic committeeperson, wants to make it clear that former Ald. Joe Moreno has nothing to do with his campaign.

Ramirez whipped up votes and ran communications for Moreno’s failed re-election campaign earlier this year. He chaired the now-defunct 1st Ward First committee, which fundraised for Moreno’s bid.

And Ramirez spoke for Moreno one more time this week, telling The Daily Line that the former alderman and current 1st ward committeeperson — who did not respond to a request for comment for this story — declined to run for another term so that he could “focus on his family.”

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