About this Office: The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) is governed by a nine-member board elected at-large with three commissioners elected every two years. During the March 17 primary, candidates will run for six-year terms.
MWRD treats water collected by sanitary and stormwater sewers in most of Cook County. It also serves as the Stormwater Management Utility for Cook County. Its mission is to protect the health and safety of citizens and area waterways.
“I am running for this office to bring a voice of environmental conservation and a commitment to clean water to the board.”
“I was President Obama’s point person where I worked with bipartisan group of Congressional leaders for Great Lakes restoration. I’m the only commissioner who’s a public interest Clean Water Act attorney. I was President & CEO of the Chicago-based non-profit, the Alliance for the Great Lakes.”
“I will PRIORITIZE environmental JUSTICE to bring RESOURCES to disinvested communities and GOOD paying GREEN jobs for workers to ACCESS the American Dream.”
“I have degrees from UIC in mathematics, philosophy, and operations research. In 2013 I earned my PhD in statistics. For the last 6 years I’ve worked in Chicago’s tech industry as a data scientist and architect. I currently work for IBM. I don’t need this job, but to whom much has been given, much is required.”