My name is Justus Fortado. I’ve been a building service worker for 24 years, a steward for 16 years, and a Local 73 executive board member for 10 years. I am running for the Executive Board position to give working people, particularly in the Central Illinois region, a voice in the decisions that are made on their behalf. It is vital that decisions be made from the ground up – by the workers. It would be an honor to serve Region 11 and the members of Local 73 in that regard.