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Take a look at the complete list of all of our endorsements. Thanks to all that have extended their support for our campaign. 1. Cook County Commissioner & Mayoral Candidate, ...

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Public Safety: As a police officer, Rafael Yañez has walked some of the toughest beats in Chicago. He understands that all the cameras and technology in the world cannot replace ...

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Working Families Coalition

Rafael Yañez and Chuy Garcia are committed to uniting the Latino and African-American communities, and working to overcome the barriers being put in our way. The 15th ward is a newly “gerrymandered” ward created to divide our communities by the powers that be. As of the 2015 election the 15th is composed of the 10 […]

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Endorsements

Take a look at the complete list of all of our endorsements. Thanks to all that have extended their support for our campaign. 1. Cook County Commissioner & Mayoral Candidate, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia 2. CTU President, Karen Lewis 3. State Representative, Esther Golar 4. Cook County Clerk, David Orr 5. Dr. Willie Wilson 6. Alderman, […]

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Public Safety: As a police officer, Rafael Yañez has walked some of the toughest beats in Chicago. He understands that all the cameras and technology in the world cannot replace a person being there when you need help, but the police are only as effective as the relationships with the citizens they serve. Rafael understands […]

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Economic Development

We need city policies that raise the minimum wage, improve access to jobs, increase opportunities and services for youth, and create jobs that hire local and minority residents.

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Public Safety

To build safe communities, we need living wage jobs, affordable housing, well-funded public services, and a strong social safety net.

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Chicago City Services

If elected, Rafael is committed to making sure all residents of the 15th Ward receive fair and responsive city services.

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Education Policy & Beliefs

As a father, I have personally struggled to find opportunities to offer my children a better future. Unfortunately, many schools in low-income neighborhoods do not provide the support and proper resources students need to succeed. Parents in the 15th Ward need access to quality public schools, libraries, early childhood education, and after school programs for […]

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About Rafael Yañez

Dr. Rafael Yañez has devoted his life and career to community activism since that awful day in 2003, when he stood at the spot where a neighborhood child had been shot dead. When he died, that young boy had been making a contribution to his community by participating in neighborhood clean-up. Many other young people […]

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Chicago’s 15th Ward

Did you know that Chicago’s aldermanic wards were recently changed? In 2012, the boundaries were redrawn. Chicago’s 15th ward currently includes portions of the following neighborhoods: Back of the Yards, Englewood, Gage Park, and Brighton Park. To see a map of the current ward boundaries, CLICK HERE. If you are interested in registering to vote, […]

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