COMMUNITY LEADER DELIA RAMIREZ PLANS TO RUN FOR ILLINOIS STATE REPRESENTATIVE FOR NEAR NORTHWEST SIDE DISTRICT

Ramirez says “Yes” to Grassroots Campaign to Run for Illinois 4th House District

Chicago, IL (August 7, 2017) – United with Delia was recently launched to organize, mobilize and elect longtime resident and community leader Delia Ramirez to become the next Illinois State Representative for the 4th legislative house district. Illinois’ 4th District combines parts of Hermosa, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, East Village, Ukrainian Village, West Town and Wicker Park.

Delia Ramirez has lived in the 4th district for 27 years. A daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, Delia resides on the same block where she grew up – Central Park Avenue between North and Bloomingdale in Humboldt Park. Delia is a product of Sabin Magnet Elementary school, Prosser Career Academy, St. Gregory H.S. and went on to receive her B.A. from Northeastern Illinois University in Justice Studies and a minor in Sociology. 

In 2004, at only 21 years old, Delia became the Executive Director of Humboldt Park Social Services, now the Center for Changing Lives. During Delia’s tenure, the agency served more than 2,600 households with food, shelter, clothing, housing and employment placement, financial counseling and other forms of assistance. She built the agency from a staff of six (and a budget of $189,000) in 2004 to a staff of 18 (and a budget of $1.2 million) by 2013.

Currently, Delia is Deputy Director of the Community Renewal Society, Chicago’s oldest faith-based social justice organization, where she oversees the development, organizing and policy units.

To learn more about Delia Ramirez and the campaign visit deliaforstaterep.com.

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