The reason I chose to run was to enact change, as a resident, as a father, and as a community member. I lost my father due to gun violence. One of my closest friends was killed due to reckless driving in this very district. At the same time, I remember watching my grandmother, Ms. Lula Mae Chambers be the community organizer and catalyst that brought everyone in the neighborhood together. I remember block parties held in this district which strengthen our sense of community.
I have witnessed the Good and the Bad in the district, and because of that I know that the 2nd Aldermanic District can be the beacon of hope it once was. To get there, we need to hold bad actors accountable, strengthen programs for our youth, and ensure that our homeowners are not financially priced out of their homes.