My name is Lester Coney, and I have worked as an IT Support Analyst for the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System in the Health Information Management Department (HIM) for 17 years. I received by B.A from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, in 1998. I am married to Donita L. Coney and have four children: Maya, Myron, Leslie, and Lester Junior. I have two grandchildren: Jordyn Nicole and Myron, Jr. I have been a minister for Bethlehem Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Harvey, Illinois, since 1999 and was ordained on December 27, 2015. I look forward to becoming an Executive Board Member Region 2 to bridge gaps between SEIU Local 73 members and to create a powerful union that will help members gain knowledge and experience that will ensure their financial security and good, safe working environments for all.