Meet the candidates: City Council, 22nd Ward

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Ricardo Munoz


Ricardo Munoz has been a Chicago alderman since 1993. He was the youngest member of City Council when he first joined the body. He’s considered an independent and a reformer who is especially passionate about education and wages. Born in Monterrey, Mexico, he graduated from Northern Illinois University. He and his wife own a home in the Little Village community; they have two young children.


Neftalie Gonzalez

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Neftalie Gonzalez is a small business owner in Chicago. She was educated at Loyola University. Gonzalez supports spending cuts and raising the minimum wage. She is against what she deems “unnecessary projects,” such as, she believes, Maggie Daley Park and the George Lucas Museum.


Raul Montes Jr.


Raul Montes Jr. is a Chicago native and community activist. He was instrumental in raising funds for the the 31st street bridge project. His efforts led to the demolition of an abandoned building west of 26th & Kostner that was said to contain asbestos and house squatters. He has advocated for “Blue Light” surveillance cameras to help deter and solve crime. Montes has also fought against privatization in Chicago. He graduated from an Ivy League school, with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Robert Martinez

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