• kids

    Education and Schools as Community Centers


    I am a proud product of the Chicago Public Schools and I am a firm believer that our neighborhood schools need to be well funded and high performing in order to strengthen our communities. I believe that teachers and students need the proper resources to effectively educate students in today’s continually evolving technological world.
    I believe that teachers and students equally benefit from a lower student to teacher ratio which enhances the teaching conditions and enables more personalized attention.

    I believe that the school should be should be utilized as a community center after-hours. Schools should be the pillar of our communities, where parents and students can both stay engaged in educational, recreational, and other community building activities.

  • Safety/Crime

    school safety

    Martin believes that all families in the Ward should feel safe. As our neighborhoods have evolved they should do so for the better. Martin believes in the holistic approach to building a safer community by working hand-in-hand with local law enforcement, community organizations, and schools.

    In addition to educational changes, Martin will continue his efforts to help make our neighborhoods safer. He believes that the best form of prevention is investing in our students. Martin has been a true role model and mentor to youths and understands that the youth need programs and activities to keep them active.

  • Economic and Business Development


    Martin wants to bring public and private partnerships to the midway and southwest community. Currently our ward is plagued by vacant and underdeveloped properties. He has the experience to prepare for success.
    Martin worked at Northwestern as Coordinator of Minority Affairs and University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and at the Office for Access & Equity and South Campus Development, where he made sure that woman and minorities owned businesses had contracting opportunities. Martin worked his way through graduate school at Northwestern University as he pursued his Masters in Public Policy and Administration.

    Currently, he is managing partner at Chicagoland Construction and Property Services, which is a firm that he established in 2010 to provide opportunities to people in the community during the distressed economy. The firm currently hires skilled people in the community who are unemployed and “2nd “chance individuals as they gain trade skills. As a green builder, the company tries to be on forefront of new technology and practices that will help the environment, as well as help homeowners economically, and produce some socially responsible change.

  • Tax Increment Finance Meeting in the 23rd Ward