Swain for Congress Opens First Campaign Office

SWAIN FOR CONGRESS OPENS FIRST CAMPAIGN OFFICE
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Swain for Congress Opens First Campaign Office (Chicago, IL) — Jonathan T. Swain opens office in Chatham community on heels of raising $357,000 in first quarter.

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Jonathan T. Swain hosted an open house for his first campaign office as part of his bid to become the Democratic nominee for Illinois’ 1st Congressional District. At an event over the weekend on Saturday April 9th, Swain was joined by dozens of supporters at the office, which is located at 740 E. 87th St. in the Chatham community.

Last week, the campaign reported raising $357,000 in the first quarter of 2022, with $319,000 cash on hand, which has been reported in the media as the most raised this quarter of all the candidates in the race. An experienced public, private, and non-profit sector leader, Swain has spent decades fighting to address the challenges facing underserved communities. This experience, combined with his breadth of experience and his diverse span of supporters, puts him in a strong position heading into the June 28th primary.

“I am grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to open my very first campaign office, which would not have been possible without the generous support of so many friends and colleagues who are putting their faith in me to represent the families of the 1st Congressional District,” said Jonathan T. Swain. “Throughout my life and career, I’ve fought to uplift our communities and expand opportunity for everyone, and I’ll continue that work in Congress. I enter this next stretch of the primary confident and excited about meeting with voters in the district from Chatham to Frankfort and talking about our vision to ensure Washington is doing everything it can to help our community thrive and not just survive.”

In his most recent role as President and CEO of LINK Unlimited Scholars – a nonprofit with a 50+ year history of getting high potential Black youth in Chicago to, through, and beyond college – Swain worked to further Black success through education. He is also the owner of the Hyde Park community staple and retail business, Kimbark Beverage Shoppe, which has been in his family for two generations, and once served as President of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. He was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as a Notable Black Leader and Executive in 2021 and is responsible for founding multiple events and festivals that serve the South Side, including the Hyde Park Summer Fest, one of the community’s largest festivals.

Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Swain has been inspired to share his knowledge and time with the next generation to help empower them to become our city’s leaders and ready to assume that role and all of its responsibilities. This inspired him to co-found the Black Bench Chicago, which prepares Chicago’s next generation of leaders to enter politics and government. In his previous role as a Commissioner of Chicago’s Board of Elections, Swain led outreach to Black communities throughout the city to reach new and younger voters, inform them about early voting, and support them to use their voices. He has committed years of service to the city of Chicago in various roles, including serving as Chair of the Chicago Zoning Board of  Appeals, Deputy Commissioner in the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, the Auburn Gresham community and the administration of Mayor Richard M. Daley.

For more information, visit www.swain4us.com. Follow the campaign on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Swain for Congress Opens First Campaign Office

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