The Progressives of Kane County endorse the following candidate(s) in the 2021 Consolidated Election | Tuesday, April 6, 2021!
John Laesch | Candidate for Mayor of Aurora
John Laesch is a union carpenter, veteran, climate activist and labor rights advocate. He served on the East Aurora School Board.
John Laesch is running with the belief that we can make Aurora a model city that addresses income inequality, racial injustices, and aggressively tackles the climate crisis by establishing a strong green collar economy. John is a BPI-certified green builder who has made his own home 80% more energy efficient and understands the policies necessary to move Aurora towards a bright green future.
John supports ethics reform and is rejecting contributions from people who do business with city hall. He believes in creating a corruption-free government.
Sandra González |Waubonsee Community College Trustee
Sandra is a former teacher, a community organizer, and a doctoral student. She’s worked as a Native Speakers Spanish High School Teacher in the Fox Valley area, where she’s advocated for students affected by immigration and educational access issues that have impacted their academic experience and therefore, held educational stakeholders accountable. She is the oldest daughter of Salvadoran migrants who fled the country’s civil war in 1992.
She has a Ph.D. student at Illinois State University, studying educational administration and foundations in order to pass on knowledge to my community and ultimately work with students as they navigate opportunities for advanced degrees.
Joyce Fountain | Elgin Community College Board of Trustees
In 1993, Joyce was the first African American woman elected to the School District U-46 Board of Education and remain one of the board’s longest-serving members of twenty years. She held every officer position, including board president for five years, and served on many district and community, along with multiple School District committees.
Recently retired from Elgin Community College in December 2019, after 30 years of service. She served ten years in several staff positions, and twenty years as a Sociology professor.
Adriana Barriga-Green | Elgin Community College Board of Trustees
Adriana is a lifelong resident of ECC District 509 and a 20-year Dual Language Teacher in Elgin Area School District U-46, having taught most grades from Pre-K to High School.
- Increase the rate of completion and successful job placement
- Affordable opportunities for all
- For taxpayers:
- Maintain fiscal responsibility while supporting exceptional programs & faculty
- Provide education and training leading to good-paying jobs to support working families
- For local businesses
- Workforce partnerships and local paid internships providing skilled labor