About the Candidate
Name: Traci “Treasure” Johnson
DOB: Jan. 16, 1988
Family: Two Godchildren, three dogs
Occupation: Former employee of S&S Pest Control
Political Experience: I have worked on many campaigns from Aldermen, State Reps., Congressman, and President
My name is Treasure Johnson. Yes, that's right, Treasure your, next alderwoman of the 24th Ward. Born and raised In the North Lawndale community, small business owner, community activist, and secretary of the now 74 year old Midwest Community Council formerly led by the West side’s own Ms. Nancy B. Jefferson.
The 24th Ward has been impacted tremendously by the selective to hardly any economic development, under funded and under resourced local schools, and unacceptable spike in homelessness, unemployment, violence and crime up 70%, continued police brutality, and so much more under the current administration.
As your Alderwoman of the 24th Ward there will be accountability, inclusion and opportunities for all the residents of the ward. Implementing the 24th Ward participatory committees made up of you the residents, our community experts, business owners, and advocate leaders that knows and understands and will produce the wants and needs to turn the 24th ward around. Working with developers that are inclusive of the residents to build a much needed grocery store, affordable housing, technical/recreational centers, etc. Bringing back vocational and job training programs, our program to rehabilitate the many abandoned and foreclosed properties that plague our ward are just some of the tasks that our administration will tackle on February 27, 2019. Our campaign motto is A.R.T. ART is a reflection of life. Accountability. Responsibility. Transparency. I am Traci Treasure Johnson your next alderman of the 24th Ward. On February 26 punch 66. Thank you.
What is your vision for this office?
To be able to assist with providing the community with the well needed and well deserved resources that produces a life to live in the 24th ward. Building the people to build up our community.
What is the most pressing issue facing constituents, and how can you help address it?
Employment opportunities. As Alderwoman, our administration will implement ACT 310-ILCS-50 to take effect immediately. Which will provide employment opportunities to revitalize and rehabilitate the many vacant and foreclosed properties that plagues the 24th ward.