Gil Villegas is a U.S. Marine, Teamster, & Dad running for re-election in Chicago’s 36th Ward. 100% pro-choice, Gil has fought for lower property taxes, paid sick leave, a higher minimum wage, women's reproductive rights, increased funding for public schools, and public safety -- putting more cops on the street & addressing the root causes of crime like poverty & mental health.
When Gil Villegas was eight years old his father died suddenly, forcing his family to rely on Social Security, public housing, and food stamps to make ends meet. After high school, Gil joined the Marines and served overseas in Desert Storm. When he returned home, Gil became a union bread truck driver and was elected into leadership to help fight for liveable wages.
Helped small businesses create thousands of good-paying jobs
Ensured women and minority-owned businesses got their fair share of infrastructure contracts
Expanded affordable housing because too many people are priced out of our community
Helped deliver a living wage for Chicago airport workers
Led efforts to pass the largest universal basic income pilot in America and put money directly in the pockets of low-income working families
Provided responsive service to thousands of residents since 2015
Spearheaded a 2021 COVID vaccination drive that administered 20,000 doses to Chicagoans
Lower property taxes and expanded access to affordable housing
Increased investment for schools and job opportunities
Tougher gun laws and more funding for police to keep our streets safe
Protecting a woman's right to choose and make her own healthcare decisions