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Office sought: Aurora City council
Family: son, Bryce, Mother and Sister
Occupation: Lawyer, Commercial real estate broker and developer
Education: B.A., JD, LLM (master of laws degree --advanced law degree in International Business)
Civic involvement: Past President and current member of the Aurora Rotary, Aurora Downtown, Historic Preservation Loan Committee, Founder and director of StreetWise in Chicago, Past General counsel, director, and current member of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, Member, Aurora First, Blue-Ribbon Panel assisting Building Department, Aurora Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Member, Co-Founder, Aurora Business United
Elected offices held: none
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1Jobs and Economic Development
Key Issue 2Public Safety
Key Issue 3Education
What makes you the best candidate for the job?
I am the most engaged candidate with the community and have attended over twenty neighborhood meetings to determine the issues and best represent the residents. We need to bring more jobs and development to Aurora and I have done that by seeking out new businesses like JJ's Prime Time Pub, Verizon, Pockets, and Double Yolk Pancake house for the Kirk & Butterfield area. And I brought Aurora Montessori School, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Curves for Women and many others to Eola and North Aurora. And I created almost 9000 jobs by starting StreetWise. Also, I have always has a passion for real problem solving, as evidenced by my founding of StreetWise Magazine to give homeless people an income stream. I have always enjoyed working with groups at the grassroots level. Now, I want to combine those skills with my business experience and the organizational background I bring from leading groups like Aurora Rotary and Aurora Downtown, to help Get Aurora Working Again.