Candidate Questionnaires

Every campaign receives questionnaires from either groups that endorse candidates, or groups that are working to help educate the public about the candidates running for office. For your convenience, and transparency into the electoral process, we’ve published all the questionnaires we’ve received, our answers to the questions, as well as links to the questionnaires on group’s pages (wherever applicable). There are also some questionnaires we’ve chosen not to answer, and we’ve given our rationale for those decisions below.

 

The People’s Lobby

November 27, 2018

The People’s Lobby is an independent group of local activists that are fighting for people and planet first policies. Their questionnaire was used to evaluate candidates in the endorsement process. We submitted the questionnaire on November 27, 2018. We received The People’s Lobby endorsement on December 14, 2019. Read more…


Oak Park Realtors PAC

Our campaign is not taking any corporate PAC money, and we therefore did not answer this questionnaire. We need to take corporate PAC money out of local politics, so that local politicians are not beholden to anyone one group when making policy decisions.


IndoAmerican Democratic Organization

January 31, 2019

Since 1980, the IndoAmerican Democratic Organization has been Illinois’ leading PAC for South Asian American community engagement & advocacy. I submitted the questionnaire on January 31st. Read more…


Oak Park Call to Action

February 12, 2019

Oak Park Call to Action is a network of concerned neighbors that organize to defend freedoms and build a system that works for all. Their questionnaire was used to collect information about all candidates running in Oak Park and River Forest. We submitted the questionnaire on February 12, 2019. The questionnaire was published on their site on February 18, 2019. Read more…


Northeast Oak Park Community

The Northeast Oak Park Community group is a Facebook group led by a current Oak Park Village Trustee, Deno Andrews. In the interest of maintaining an equitable election process, where anyone should be able to run for office, I chose not to fill out this optional questionnaire. We should work to consolidate our efforts across Oak Park so that we do not hamper the ability of working-class people to run for local office. The answers to the other questionnaires listed here will help to educate voters across all of Oak Park.


Wednesday Journal

February 18, 2019

The Wednesday Journal endorses candidates running for office in Oak Park. We submitted the questionnaire on February 18, 2019. Candidate endorsements are to be determined and will be published on March 19, 2019. Read more…


Chicago Federation of Labor

February 21, 2019

The Chicago Federation of Labor represents approximately 300 local labor unions and organizations who in turn represent more than 500,000 working men and women in Chicago and Cook County. Read more…


Bike/Walk Oak Park

March 6, 2019

Bike Walk Oak Park is a volunteer advocacy organization working in Oak Park to promote better biking, walking and transit. Read more…


Collaboration for Early Childhood

March 12, 2019

The Collaboration for Early Childhood is the leading voice for young children in our community. Read more…


Oak Park Regional Housing Center 

March 16, 2019

The Oak Park Regional Housing Center, a not-for-profit agency, was established in 1972 to assist the village in meeting its goal for establishing a diverse and integrated community. Its mission is to achieve meaningful and lasting racial diversity throughout Oak Park and the surrounding communities. The Housing Center has been instrumental in helping to ensure that Oak Park meets its goal for racial integration and diversity by providing free rental services to thousands of apartment seekers annually, while encouraging choices supportive of racial diversity; assisting building owners to keep buildings attractive and marketable; and ensuring strong demand for Oak Park housing by marketing to home seekers throughout the region. Read more…