Edward Pugh for Ward 47 Alderman
We have a rare opportunity to make an independent selection for a representative in City Hall who is free from undue outside influence.
I am such a candidate. My name is Edward Pugh, and I want your vote for Alderman of Chicago’s 47th Ward.
I graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in May of 2001. Since then, I have worked in many areas of the financial industry; from a teller to vice president of corporate trust. As a Senior Policy Analyst for the City of Chicago Council and Supervisor of Bank Examiners for the Northern District of the State of Illinois, I have extensive experience in both the legislative, executive and regulatory branches of local government.
When I realized what the banking industry was doing to the mortgage markets in 2008, I testified as an expert witness in front of the Chicago City Council, warning of the impending housing crisis. As a strong advocate for education, I have fought for the Chicago Public Schools, volunteering at Waters Elementary School where my daughter is enrolled. Nothing makes me prouder or is more important to me than our public schools and our community.
I am dedicated to constituent services. Residents and businesses should have a responsive government. I will dedicate staff and resources to ensure our residents do not have to fight the bureaucracy.
I support public education. My daughter is a student at Waters Elementary School. It is an amazing school and an amazing community of students, parents and teachers. Quality public schools enhance property values and attract people to our neighborhoods. Furthermore, we need to protect Waters Garden, nationally recognized for its excellence, from being destroyed.
I will fight to stop the transfer of public assets to private entities. We have all seen how this works out. The taxpayers hold the bill while others get rich. I will partner with other Alderman to cease the selling of our municipal agencies and assets.