Byron Sigcho-Lopez immigrated to America in the 90’s after a severe financial crisis expedited by governmental corruption forced his mother to send him to the US alone to build a better future. He has seen how policy failures can severely impact people’s lives, but he has also seen what we can accomplish when we work together, reject the tactics of those who try to divide us, and stand up for our shared concerns.
Byron has been an educator and a public policy researcher at UIC for the past ten years. He holds degrees in economics, mathematics, and business administration, and is currently completing a PhD in Policy Studies in Urban Education. It is Byron’s broad grasp of policy and commitment to progressive principles that has informed his work. Over the last ten years organizing in the community he has prevented school closures, fought to stabilize the cost of housing, ensured fair taxation for small businesses and exposed political corruption.
It’s our chance to elect an Alderman who will stand up for our families, students, small business owners, neighbors, and all of our communities that have been left behind by the current leadership. And we can’t do it without you.
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