I’m running because representation matters. Our current Village Board of Trustees lacks representation for renters, blue collar workers, Blacks, and LBGTQ and differently abled community members. When I attend community meetings, village board meetings and commission meetings I rarely see someone who looks like me.
I moved to Oak Park because it had a reputation for being inclusive, collaborative, humane, hardworking, welcoming and tolerant. As Oak Parkers we are not living up to that hard-earned reputation.
I’m running because there is work to be done in our community and we need people who are committed to creating a better Oak Park.I am independent, inclusive, collaborative and willing to work hard to make our community reputation a true reality.