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Friday, March 2, 2012

Candidate Spotlight: Rudy Lozano for State Representative 21st District

Rudy Lozano

Illinois House, 21st District 

“Access to affordable quality health care is a fundamental human right. I have been a strong supporter of expanding and improving health access. As a community organizer, I have seen residents of the district suffer from inadequate medical resources and supports. Lack of affordable health care impacts all aspects of one’s life. Skipping annual medical check-ups can lead to serious and costly health problems in the future.” Rudy Lozano is 100% pro-choice and he has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Illinois Action.

Issues: Health Care Access, Job & Economy, Public Safety, Education, and Immigration

Biography: Rudy follows in the footsteps of his slain activist father Rudy Lozano Sr., an organizer for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union who, in 1983, ran for Alderman of the 22nd Ward in an attempt to be the first Mexican-American on the Chicago City Council. Lozano has advocated for job-training programs for displaced workers and stood alongside union members fighting for pensions and health insurance. He believes strongly in organizing for better wages and working conditions to transform low-wage jobs into living-wage careers.

He is a dynamic leader among youth, a staunch fighter for workers’ rights, and an aspiring public servant building on three generations of community and labor activism. Rudy Lozano earned his Bachelor’s degree in Community and Youth Organizing at Northeastern Illinois University and his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He lives in Little Village with his wife, Celia, and his two daughters, Yarina and Mireya.

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