Why I am running for 12th Ward Alderman
Community service runs through my blood. I was raised with the principles of all voices having power and to embody a life of service. Therefore, I seek to use my passion for people to lift up every voice in the 12th Ward. My father was the first Illinoisan to begin a Juneteenth celebration and I have worked alongside him for decades immersing this community in diverse culture expressed through song, poetry, and other artistic platforms. Similar to how we come together on June 19th to celebrate our differences while enjoying things we have in common; this is the mindset of community and diversity that inspires me to represent and serve the citizens of Rockford.