About the Candidate
Name: Willie Wilson
DOB: June 16, 1948
Occupation: Business Owner
Political Experience: Ran for US President in 2016 and Mayor of Chicago in 2018
Hi, I'm Dr. Willie Wilson and I am running for United States Senate.
Although I am at heart, still a sharecropper, my international business experience has taught me that the strength of any country lies in the well being of its people, especially the less fortunate, elderly and the struggling.
That is why I have devoted so many millions of my personal resources to the poor and the disadvantaged of our society.
It is also why I have focused my efforts on legislation that seeks to even the playing field in our society by seeking parity for all communities in spending our tax dollars fairly, especially on jobs, training, education, healthcare and business development through contracts for small businesses.
I believe there should be no career politicians and support term limits for all elected officials. I stand for people before politics and have refused donations from corporations and special interest groups. I seek nothing for myself, only to better the life of each citizen and find fairness for us all.
Our tax dollars are too high and are not being returned to our communities proportionately, that is why we are seeing so much strife and unrest across our country and our state. I will fight to put you first, ahead of special interests and foreign spending.
We face a big task of rebuilding our economy after the virus crises where so many of us have lost jobs, businesses and incomes. We have an opportunity to do it right and give to every citizen a fair chance at a better life.
Send me to Washington and let me put people, once again, before politics.
Why are you running?
I am running for U.S. Senate because I believe it is long past time for a change in DC. The people of Illinois need new representation. I am ready to serve the people of Illinois with dignity, integrity and innovation. I always have and always will put people before Politics.
What is your vision for this office?
I want the office of US Senator to serve as a beacon of hope for all citizens of Illinois, but especially those most in need. The office should be a reflection of what is important to Illinois—not what is important to me as a politician. I want to help forge relationships between both established parties and work collectively to solve some of the most pressing issues before us.
What do you think is the most pressing issue facing your constituents and how do you plan on addressing it?
Jobs and racial justice reform are two of the most pressing issues facing my constituents. The unemployment rate for Illinoi is 11.3%. We must find a way to provide jobs and job training. I believe that achieving equity for all communities in tax spending to ensure the proportionate use of tax dollars to enrich all communities, is the single, budget neutral, action that can be taken to ensure development occurs equally for all of our citizens. To even the playing field in our society by seeking parity for all communities in spending our tax dollars fairly, especially on jobs, training, education, healthcare and business development through contracts for small businesses should be our first and no ‐ cost, priority.