Like many of you, I know that we need change. For far too long, Illinois politicians have continued to preserve the status quo while prioritizing the demands of special interest groups and corporate donors over the needs of their constituents. This type of corruption and unethical behavior has greatly contributed to many of the problems Illinoisans face today. I am running for state representative because I believe that Illinois needs new and innovative elected officials to truly move the state forward and put the needs of the people first.
As a lifelong resident of Homer Glen, Illinois, I understand the many issues facing our communities. I am committed to working with all constituents to bring meaningful change and real solutions to Illinois and the 82nd District. While it may seem like our country is deeply divided, I believe that most Americans and Illinoisans still have many more similarities than differences. We all want economic opportunity, quality and affordable healthcare, affordable education and childcare, fair and equitable treatment, and the opportunity to lead a meaningful life. In order for us to accomplish many of these goals, we need elected officials who will put the needs of the people first.
As your state representative, I will fight to eradicate corruption, reform campaign finance laws, ensure more efficient use of taxpayer money, support veterans and seniors, uphold workers’ rights, provide affordable educational opportunities, create a universal healthcare system, promote and protect small businesses, build job training programs, make available affordable childcare, protect the environment, bring change to the criminal justice system, and ensure equitable treatment for all.
On a personal note, I am an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Chicago where I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honors College with a degree in finance. Growing up in Homer Glen, I attended Homer Glen public schools as well as Lockport Township High School and Providence High School, where I played varsity basketball. I look forward to earning your vote this November and representing the people of the 82nd District.