Karin Norington-Reaves Files 1,400 Petitions to Get on Ballot (Springfiled, IL)— Candidate for Congress Karin Norington-Reaves filed more than 1,400 petition signatures today at the State Board of Elections. The number is well beyond the 400 required to appear on the June ballot. Karin and her campaign collected signatures, using volunteers, from Channahon to Chatham, Bronzeville to Blue Island and beyond to connect with voters. Whether knocking on doors or frequenting local shops, Karin listened and learned about the issues that are most important to the people who live, work, and run businesses in the 1st District.
“I’m so proud of the work my team and I put in across the district, meeting constituents and bringing our message of a more inclusive economy and safer streets,” said Karin Norington-Reaves. “Citizens of the First District have a choice of what type of leader they want to represent them in Congress, and I am hearing so much enthusiasm for my proven record as a job creator, public servant, and change agent. I’m humbled by the support and their belief in my candidacy and it’s their energy that is going to carry us to victory in June and again in November.”
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About Karin Norington-Reaves:
Karin Norington-Reaves is a public servant and change agent with 30 years of experience in job creation, education, advocacy, and community development. A third-generation Chicagoan, Karin is the daughter of an Air Force veteran and sheet metal worker father and an entrepreneur and business coach mother. From an early age, she watched her mother advocate for, mentor, and serve others.
For the past decade, Karin has been the CEO of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, the nation’s most extensive and effective publicly-funded workforce development system. Under her leadership since it began in 2012, The Partnership has focused on connecting people to careers, and businesses to high-quality talent, impacting Chicagoland’s neighborhoods and business communities.
Among Karin’s leadership accomplishments in the past decade are the roughly 100,000 people placed into long-lasting careers, and her management of half a billion dollars of economic investments in job training and placement and business development. Karin recognizes and amplifies the unique, untapped potential of individuals and Chicagoland communities through job placement and occupational training, and has collaborated with more than 2,000 businesses to create jobs in underserved neighborhoods. She is a catalyst for change and leads by serving others, advocating for equity in all economic opportunities in every space she sits in.
Karin has also fought for youth and families as a litigator, advocate, non-profit leader, and adjunct law professor, working in the fields of mental health law, community and workforce development, education, and public utility consumer protection. Of all her roles Karin considers “Mama” her most noteworthy title. Karin and her crew — Alex, Rachelle, and two dogs — live in Chatham.
To learn more visit: www.votekarin.com
Karin Norington-Reaves Files 1,400 Petitions to Get on Ballot