I’ve grown up in Glen Ellyn: playing soccer on Park District teams, spending all my summers reading in the library, and graduating from the CCSD 89 and Glenbard District 87 public schools. After a destructive house fire in 2012, our community rallied around our family to help, and ever since, I’ve been looking for ways to give back to such caring people.
As an election judge and interim precinct committeeman, I’ve thrown myself into local politics, working with my Republican and Democratic neighbors to both efficiently organize the polls during the 2016 elections and encourage civic engagement. I worked with the DuPage Democrats this past summer and canvassed District 4, asking constituents their opinions on local politics and the issues important to them, whether they be annual flooding or the growing heroin crisis in Chicago suburbs.
I care about the people in my district- their thoughts, feelings, and problems. At 18 years old, I’m younger than most people in politics, but that comes with boundless energy and passion to solve issues and follow through on my promises of transparency and advocacy.
My only agenda in running is to fully represent every constituent in District 4- whether that be a school teacher in Glen Ellyn or a convenience store owner in Glendale Heights. I may be running as a Democrat, but I’m ultimately running for everyone in District 4, regardless of party.