We commented above about the strength of the candidates running for office in the 25th state legislative district. This is again true of the race for the Democratic Party nominee for the Cook County Board’s 3rd district. There is much leadership and political talent on the south east side of Chicago.
But we get to pick only one person for the County Board seat in the 3rd district, and we recommend Bill Lowry.
Lowry, a graduate of Loyola Law school, is the president and equity partner of Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry, P.C., a firm in downtown Chicago that has more than 50 attorneys and 100 employees specializing in employer liability and workers’ compensation law.
Some of the civic boards that he has served on, include:
the Chicago Children’s Museum, Loyola University Law School, the Ancona Montessori School, Bright Star Community Outreach, the University of Chicago Police Department Community Advisory Board and Lake Forest College Board of Trustees.
In response to the 2013 death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton who was shot and killed just 10 feet from his Kenwood home doorstep, Lowry and his wife Dr. Cheyrl Watson-Lowry, founded with others, “The It’s Time Organization” (TITO).
TITO is a not-for-profit founded in Hadiya’s memory with an emphasis of reducing youth conflict and violence by creating jobs and opportunities for young people. The area of focus is helping the youth of the 3rd, 4th and 5th Wards of Chicago, find internships, summer employment and mentorships.
His interest in government and politics began while still in school with work on the campaign for Mayor Harold Washington and continued through Barack Obama for President.
Currently he serves as the vice chairman of the Illinois Capital Development Board, which oversees the design and construction of state -funded facilities.
We believe he will be a very positive addition to the County Board.