I have been a member of the SEIU Local 73 family for over 10 years, as an organizer, business representative, Assistant Director and now Division Director of our Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Park District Divisions representing over 10,000 members. I believe being an organizer is not a job, but a way of life, and I have dedicated myself to the members of Local 73 and the labor movement all my years. My goal has been and always will be to help improve members lives through Organizing and engaging members in, and winning strong contracts. I am a graduate of California State University at Long Beach, and I began my organizing career there, working with students against deportation and worker rights. I have, and always will be a fighter for justice. I am a strong believer that it is through Organizing and Collective- Action that workers can have sustainable communities, schools, receive fair wages/benefits and have the opportunity to pursue the American dream. It is together that will can win and build power for our members, I humbly ask for your vote for Executive Vice-President and for your support of the NEW 73 RISING SLATE.