Hi, my name is Andre Smith. I'm running for alderman in the 20th ward. Thank you for the opportunity to address you.
As you all know the 20th ward is facing some difficult challenges such as: public safety, school closings, mental health clinic closings, and high property taxes.
Our gas stations have become our grocery stores and our funeral homes have become our family reunions, and now our residents fear gentrification because of the Obama Center.
The 20th ward is in need of a real leader, who has a body of work and a proven track record.
I have fought for the residents of my community for the last 27 years, founding Chicago Against Violence to combat gun violence city wide. And I fought to get the University of Chicago Trauma Center built, and against Berrios's unfair property taxes.
If you elect me as your next alderman I plan to create a 20th ward advisory committee to partner with me in decision making, I will bring an end to the historic corruption in the 20th ward.
Now the choice is clear, vote for someone who will be there during these difficult times. You know me, you've seen me, select Andre Smith to be your next alderman.