Why I'm Running
I was tired of seeing rampant corruption and dysfunction in government, a city and state less affordable to live every day, and communities ignored instead of improved. So I decided that I was going to do something about it.
I announced my campaign in November of 2019, and over the past few months, I've been walking door-to-door listening to voters and discussing solutions. This is my first time running for office, and my drive to bring change to a dysfunctional system is strong.
I'm driven to run because there are communities that have been ignored for over 50 years, from as far back at the riots after Dr. King's assassination. Families are facing more substantial property tax burdens annually, but yet storefronts, homes and lots sit vacant with little to no attempt to get back on the tax rolls and help ease the burden on everyone.
I am running for State Representative because these issues, just like pension reform, an elected school board, and the cost of higher education, have been ignored for far too long.
I look forward to continuing to knock on doors, talk to business owners, and reach out to voters like you. I'm asking for your vote because we need to send a message to Springfield that our issues matter.
The road to the Democratic Primary on March 17th is long, but it's time to make Illinois work for us.