The 45th Ward Alderman should under­stand how to work with the com­mu­nity in which he serves. He should stand up for his con­stituents and fight for the resources they sup­port through their hard earned tax dol­lars. He should be a fierce advo­cate for main­tain­ing our police resources at the high­est lev­els pos­si­ble to ensure our safety.

As a vet­eran Chicago Police super­vi­sor, attor­ney and ded­i­cated fam­ily man, I will uti­lize my vast law enforce­ment expe­ri­ence, legal knowl­edge and lead­er­ship skills to:

•  Empower the com­mu­nity to help prop­erly man­age our resources,

•  Increase Economic Development and

•  Improve pub­lic safety in our neighborhoods

My admin­is­tra­tion will seek the plan­ning assis­tance of key opin­ion lead­ers, res­i­dents, neigh­bor­hood orga­ni­za­tions, and busi­nesses to improve our neighborhoods. Ward res­i­dents will always be informed and involved in the deci­sions that impact our com­mu­nity. The best inter­ests of the ward will always be my main priority.

I have a unique per­spec­tive on law enforce­ment after 23 years with the Chicago Police Department. I under­stand what it takes to keep a com­mu­nity safe, and I know what resources are needed to accom­plish that goal. I will work together with the Commanders of the 16th and 17th Districts to ensure we have the appro­pri­ate resources nec­es­sary to keep our res­i­dents safe.

Murals and painted store fronts are the corner stone of the Arena administration’s economic development plan.  He has come out pub­licly against a change in O’hare concession contracts.  He is against legislation that would allow ward residents FREE Meter Parking on Sunday.  All the while uttering hardly a word for more police resources in our community as street gangs gradually seek to take con­trol of our neighborhoods and parks.

Like you, I am a 45th Ward res­i­dent who is tired of pay­ing ridicu­lously high taxes for poor city ser­vices. For far too long city gov­ern­ment has served itself rather than the inter­ests of its cit­i­zens. With your sup­port, we can change this by allow­ing me to be your voice for our ward.