Ed Hershey is a high school science teacher who says he would fight for higher pay, more jobs, better schools, better city services and an environment that is not polluted.
Danny Solis is the incumbent alderman of the 25th Ward. His priorities include education, safety and job creation. In his 18 years on City Council, he has served as president pro tempore, chairman of the Zoning Committee, chair of the Latino Caucus, and member of the Landmarks and Building Standards Committee. Solis immigrated to the United States from Mexico at 7 years old. His family made their home on Chicago’s West Side.
Jorge Mujica is running as a socialist candidate who believes in immigrant rights, economic justice, education and quality housing. Mujica emigrated to the United States from Mexico in 1987, working first as a journalist in Chicago at several Spanish-language newspapers and TV channels. He has also worked for non-profit organizations and with labor unions. He supports a $15 per hour minimum wage.
Roberto “Beto” Montano
Roberto “Beto” Montano currently works with US Bank managing millions of dollars throughout the South and Southwest sides of Chicago. As alderman he would focus on economic development, safety and education. He joined the U.S. Army at age 17 and served eight years. After returning to his native Pilsen, Montano was appointed to the Commission on Human Relations’ Advisory Council on Latino Affairs. As director of small business development for the City Colleges of Chicago, he worked to strengthen local small businesses. As an aide to Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Montano worked on labor rights, social security, housing and veterans health care.
Byron Sigcho is an economist, professor at UIC and longtime community activist. If elected he would work to improve jobs, education, environment and housing. Sigcho was born in Ecuador and came to the U.S. as a teenager seeking the educational advantages offered here. His community involvement includes the Hispanic Literacy Council of Chicago, Pilsen Alliance, Teachers for Social Justice and Latinos Independientes.