In a video posted to YouTube Friday, Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis endorsed Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia in the Chicago mayor's race.
"Chicago needs a mayor who has the moral courage to do what's right for all of the city. THat is why I'm throwing my whole support behind Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia," Lewis said in the video.
This is Lewis' first video appearance since she was treated for a brain tumor earlier this month.
The video is just a portion of a longer video that will air Friday night at the CTU's annual Legislators and Educators Appreciation Dinner. Lewis is expected to attend the dinner.
Lewis had considered running for mayor before she was hospitalized. Some early polling had put her ahead of current Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Ald. Bob Fioretti is also a Chicago mayoral candidate.
Jesse Sharkey is currently the acting CTU president.