Community First means focusing on solving the problems affecting working families. It means investing in things like public safety, education, community services, and affordable housing, instead of projects for special interests. We need elected officials that put Community First to tackle the greatest issues facing our city and neighborhoods. Only then will we have a city where everyone feels safe and where we are all empowered to pursue meaningful lives.
We strongly endorse challenger Colin Bird-Martinez,
a community organizer who co-founded the Hermosa Neighborhood Association. With that group, he advocated for affordable housing. As a member of the local school council for William P. Nixon Elementary School, he helped raise money for school improvements. He has already done more good for the ward than Santiago.
The first round of voting in our municipal election for alderman, mayor, and other important city offices is on the last Tuesday in February, the 26th, and early voting is already underway in select locations.More Election Info
Community First means putting the needs of our community over the needs of corporations and the wealthiest one percent. After meeting with neighbors, Colin has introduced a detailed platform for achieving real change in our city.Learn More
The 31st Ward includes portions of the northwest side communities of Avondale, Belmont-Cragin, Hermosa, Logan Square, and Portage Park. This includes areas sometimes called Kelvyn Park, Belmont Gardens, Cragin, West Logan Square, among others.Check Address Register to Vote
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