|Cook County Commissioner Jesus â€œChuyâ€ Garcia is running for Mayor of Chicago to take the city in a new direction:Â violence reduction through more effective community policing with 1,000 new police officers, and greater support for public schools, including a democratically-elected school board that will be responsive to people in the neighborhoods.
Over the last three decades, Garcia has advocated vigorously for progressive policies and political reform throughout the city and county and worked for better housing and schools in the Little Village community he represents on the Southwest Side.
Garcia is no stranger to elected office. Â Heâ€™s been a Chicago alderman, a state senator and, in 2009, was elected to the Cook County Board of Commissioners, which allocates the countyâ€™s $3.5 billion budget.
Garcia has been endorsed by numerous progressive groups including Moveon.org.