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.
“If elected, I will ensure that outdated infrastructure be replaced with new sewers and a computer driven flood control system.”
“As Chairman of Finance, I ensure the District maintains AAA bond ratings, undertakes pension reform, CREATES local jobs, AND ADDS billions to the local economy.”
“I was President Obama’s point person for restoring the Great Lakes. I'm the only commissioner who’s a Clean Water Act attorney. I was also President & CEO of the Chicagobased citizens’ 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 hold a Ph.D. in Sanitary Engineering, and have spent a career as a water scientist for the State Water Survey, and I served on the Illinois Pollution Control Board. I have been one of the world's leading water and wastewater scientists for more than 40 years.”
Deyon Dean - D
Did not participate in the 2020 Voter Guide to the Primary Election.
“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.”