About Us

Run, Juanita, Run!

We are neighbors in and around Chicago’s 26th Ward who think it’s time for a change in who represents us at City Hall. We’re working with Juanita Irizarry on her campaign for alderman in the February 2015 election because we know she will be focused on:

Independence and Accountability: Juanita will make decisions after listening to community desires, not what donors or other elected officials ask her to do.

Strengthening Our Schools: Juanita will fight to make sure that neighborhood schools stay open and have the resources they need to help our children succeed.

Keeping Our Neighborhoods Safe: Juanita will work to strengthen partnerships between community groups and the police to reduce crime and violence.

Creating Jobs And Strengthening the Community: Juanita will support businesses that pay living wage jobs, increasing the minimum wage, preserving affordable housing and other community development efforts that build on the current diversity of the ward.

About Juanita Irizarry

An Illinois-born Puerto Rican, Juanita is bilingual, bicultural and a life-long Chicago resident. For more than 20 years her education, professional and volunteer activities have focused on promoting social justice and improving the quality of life for Chicagoans.

Juanita has dedicated her time and effort to a number community groups, including leading the Puerto Rican Agenda Task Force and working with the Near Northwest Neighborhood Network, the Humboldt Park Empowerment Partnership Housing Action Team and the New Communities Program to fight for the stabilization of Humboldt Park.

As a Presidential Scholar/Public Service Fellow on full-tuition scholarship, Juanita earned a Master of Public Administration, concentrating in leadership, at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

  • Hands-on experience
  • Extensive education and training
  • Proven dedication
  • A proactive, results-driven leader

For more information or to get involved, please contact us at juanita26ward@gmail.com.