Meet the 4 young, gifted, and Black RFS Candidates shaking up Chicago politics

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4 min readFeb 6


It may be icy outside, but local elections are heating up in the midwest! Meet four young, gifted, and Black, RFS endorsed candidates shaking up the Windy City’s local elections.

Ayana Clark- Chicago City Council, Ward 21

Ayana Clark is running to be the first woman ever to represent Chicago’s 21st Ward. This long-time community activist and mom of two decided to run after her child’s school experienced three shootings last year.

Ayana believes in the power of the collective and, as Alderwoman, she plans to use her office as a conduit for change. She understands that violence is a multilayered struggle tied to poverty, and she works tirelessly to combat the root causes. She plans to rebuild the 21st ward through education funding, mental health expansion, infrastructure improvement, and comprehensive public safety.

She’s not running to be a politician, she’s running to be the plug. SAY.THAT. Check out Ayana’s campaign video here:

Ronnie Mosley- Chicago City Council, Ward 21

Ronnie Mosley is also running for Alderperson in Chicago’s 21st District. A seasoned organizer, Ronnie has created wins on local and national levels for issues like gun violence prevention, cannabis, education reform, youth health, voting rights, and entrepreneurship. With over 15 years of professional experience ranging from community outreach to intergovernmental affairs, he has proven his abilities to navigate through challenges and build an infrastructure effectively.

In 2017, Ronnie co-founded Homegrown Strategy Group, a policy and organizing firm that believes in the power of community and in the idea that achievement comes through collective effort. It is there that he serves as a founding partner and has managed clients that ranged from the JB Pritzker for Governor Campaign to the Obama Foundation.

He resides with his wife and goldendoodle in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Chicago and is a proud son and brother.

Warren Williams- Chicago City Council, Ward 30

Warren is a lifelong Chicagoan and community organizer running for Alderperson of the 30th Ward. He is the proud son of a union letter carrier with the United States Postal Service and a former union construction worker and ordained minister. In his twenties, Warren was diagnosed with epilepsy. This experience has informed Warren’s values, visions, and commitment to fight for affordable, accessible healthcare and public transit for the masses. He has organized on state and city issues including Illinois’ historic Pre-Trial Fairness Act and Climate and Equitable Jobs Act and founded 30th United, an independent political organization.

Warren believes local government should work for the people and every resident should have a voice in shaping their community. He believes the 30th Ward deserves leadership that prioritizes working-class people and families, fosters true transparency, and fights for a more just and equitable ward where all can thrive.

Heather Wills- Chicago City Council, Ward 18

Heather is excited to run for 18th Ward Alderman! As a community organizer for over 20 years, she understands it is necessary to work with people to get the job done. Collaborative efforts from the community raise the community; therefore, it is time for the 18th Ward to be organized block by block and organization by organization to truly grow the community. After hearing from her neighbors, Heather is committed to developing residential and commercial infrastructure, advancing community resources for all ages, and community-engaged public safety.

Feeling inspired? Donate to all four candidates at one time AND support RFS’s work of electing young, diverse progressives by clicking here!



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