As concisely as possible, state why you feel you should be endorsed over the other candidate(s). What goals for the office you seek are most important to you personally?

General

I believe I have a pragmatic, common sense approach to the 46th Ward and what needs to be done to solve the community’s problems. I am the only candidate in this race who does not carry baggage from the last two aldermen and the long, partisan fight in this ward over affordable housing. I believe we need to address the problem of violence on our streets and the need for greater economic development in our ward without harassing the homeless, voting to cut mental health services, and cutting affordable housing with no thought to replacing it. I believe we need to preserve, and in some cases, improve, affordable housing in the neighborhood, but that people living in the ward should be able to stay in the ward.