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IVI-IPO Endorses Lamont Robinson for State Representative

Posted by Admin On February - 15 - 2018

Joins Growing List of Community Organizations and Leaders Supporting Robinson


This week IVI-IPO announced its endorsement of Lamont J. Robinson for State Representative in Illinois’ 5th District.


“I am truly humbled to receive the endorsement of IVI-IPO,” said Robinson. “I am even more honored that a growing number of elected officials are supporting my campaign.”


“I believe that government has a responsibility to provide its citizens with an environment for them to live healthy, happy, and productive lives.”


“As a lifelong Chicagoan, I know that each community has its own challenges – some neighborhoods need business development strategies while others need support for their social service organizations, and still others need the peace of mind to walk around their communities safely,” continued Robinson. “I want to support our residents by being their advocate, by hearing their concerns and telling their stories, and pulling in the resources we need to thrive.”


Robinson’s growing list of endorsements includes:


AFL-CIO; Personal PAC; Democracy for America; Planned Parenthood, Chicago Teachers Union


U.S. Congressman Danny Davis; Secretary of State Jesse White


Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle; Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough; Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey; Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer; Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia; Board of Reviewer Commissioner Larry Rogers


Water Reclamation District Commissioner Debra Shore; Water Reclamation District Commissioner Kari Steele


State Senator Emil Jones, Jr (Ret);  State Senator Kwame Raoul; State Representative Will Davis; State Representative Sarah Feigenholtz; State Representative Greg Harris; State Representative Sonya Harper; State Representative Chris Welch


Alderman Pat Dowell; Alderman Brendan Reilly; Alderman Michelle Harris; Alderman Leslie Hairston; Alderman Brian Hopkins; Alderman Tom Tunney; Alderman Howard Brookins; Alderman Matt O’Shea


Lamont J. Robinson is the son of public servants, a public school teacher and a City of Chicago Building inspector. He attended Clark Atlanta University. He founded and serves as President Emeritus of the Young Entrepreneurs Club of the Atlanta University Center.


Then he earned an MBA from National Lewis University. Wanting to give back to the community, Robinson started a small business. He chose insurance, one of the few industries that focus on helping people in crisis.
In 2007, Robinson opened an office to provide insurance to the residents of Bronzeville. In 2017, he opened a second office in Humboldt Park. Owning a small business on both the south and north side has taught him to be responsive to people with very different backgrounds and needs. He made the conscious choice to hire inexperienced staff members at $15 per hour because he believes that paying employees a living wage is the right thing to do.


He serves on the Board of Quad Communities Development Corporation. He is a member of the Urban League Metro Board and the Trinity United Church of Christ Credit Union Board.


He leads the Kappa Leadership Institute Chicago, a nonprofit that prepares African-American youth to go to college. Through this program, we send 30 young African-Americans to college per year. He is a currently an adjunct professor at Harold Washington College teaching courses on business ethics and entrepreneurship.He was appointed by US Congressman Danny Davis to serve on his task force on mortgage fraud and predatory lending in disadvantaged communities. And appointed by former 4th Ward Alderman Toni Preckwinkle to sit on the Hyde Park Special Service Area Commission.


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