My excitement for returning the local to self-governance and forming new leadership within the local has led me to seek office as Vice- President with the NEW 73 RISING SLATE. I have been employed with the Chicago Park District for 22 years, currently as a park Supervisor. I have been an active member of Local 73 since 2004. Where I have been a shop steward, Elected to Executive Board and was member of Bargaining Team for Park District I also volunteer my time and service to numerous committees, rallies and trainings throughout the Union, currently serving as a member of the Political Engagement Committee. These opportunities, past positions I’ve held coupled with my 13 years with the Illinois Army National Guard have prepared me for the role of Vice President. I have witnessed the positive changes at Our local over the last year and I would be honored to continue to move the mission a of new member-driven local by being elected as a Vice President. In the words of our former first lady Michelle Obama “Service is the rent we pay for living” I humbly ask for your support for the NEW 73 RISING SLATE.