Local advocate Ronnie Mosley announced his candidacy for alderman of Chicago’s 21st Ward. Immediately upon his announcement, Mosley was endorsed by retiring Alderman Howard Brookins, Jr., Saint Sabina pastor Father Pfleger, Alderman Michelle Harris, Cook County Commissioner Stan Moore, State Senator Jacqueline Collins, State Representative Justin Slaughter and MWRD Commissioner Chakena Perry.A life-long resident of the Southside and seasoned organizer, Mosley has more than 15 years of experience working on local issues like gun violence prevention, cannabis legalization, education reform, youth health, voting rights and entrepreneurship. In 2017, he co-founded Homegrown Strategy Group, a policy and organizing firm. He was also elected to the Local School Council of Simeon Career Academy and Wendell Green Elementary, and serves on the boards of Mikva Challenge and March For Our Lives. “My village—made up of Southsiders and Simeon Wolverines—chose to pour into me and my future. That’s why I work everyday to repay what has been given to me,” said Mosley. “Whether I am fighting for cannabis legalization centered in equity or coordinating successful campaigns to win workers’ rights, I always care about people of the 21st Ward and the issues that matter to them.” Mosley is focused on everything from street lights and trash pick up to a vibrant retail district and smart violence prevention. Having tragically lost close friends to gun violence, Mosley founded one of the largest violence prevention programs in the country. As alderman, Mosley would use his experience to work with churches and faith-based groups to fight crime and provide youth services so kids can live out their dreams. “Serving as alderman requires a visceral connection to the day-to-day lives of people, coupled with an intense duty to serve them and their needs,” said Alderman Bookins in his endorsement of Mosley. “I walked in my fathers shoes, and now it’s time to let the new generation of leaders walk in mine. I know Ronnie Mosley can do the hard work required to provide greater economic opportunity and prosperity for our people.” Father Michael Pfleger, a childhood mentor for Mosley, has worked with the activist on violence prevention in the community. “I believe in Ronnie’s commitment to the 21st Ward and his ability to get things done because I have seen it, in action, time and time again,” said Pfleger. “His heart is in the right place and he fundamentally values the notion of shared leadership with the people he seeks to serve.” “It’s hard to imagine someone more prepared to be alderman than Ronnie Mosley,” said Alderman Harris. “More than just the professional experience, Ronnie carries the clarity of purpose and moral conviction needed to serve well and exercise the great responsibility that comes with leadership.” Ronnie completed his studies at Simeon Career Academy and Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA). He resides with his wife and Goldendoodle in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Chicago and is a proud son and brother. For more information about Ronnie Mosley and his campaign for alderman of the 21st ward, please visit RonnieMosley.com.