WHY I AM THE BEST CHOICE FOR DISTRICT 5
My name is José Rea, my pronouns are they/them/theirs and I am running as the first openly out trans non-binary candidate for Dane County Board. I am also the descendant of immigrant parents and when elected I will be the first Latinx to ever sit on the board. My vision for Dane County is clear; the right to housing, immigrant justice with no Dane County & ICE collaboration, divestment of prisons and investment in our community, mobilizing against climate change, supporting inclusion and safety for LGBTQ+ folks, creating a public safety system that’s safe and just for all, fighting for safe and inclusive schools/campuses, and creating a Dane County economy that supports entrepreneurs from all walks of life.
Growing up on the South Side of Madison and attending Madison Public Schools, I understand the very serious issues Dane County residents are facing. I was raised in a low income household with two very hard working parents that supported my desire to get involved from a young age. Attending People Program and as an alumni of UW-Madison’s Information Technology Academy, gave me the foundation I needed to push my passion further. In 2016 I ran for Alder of Madison’s South Side District 14. Although my race was unsuccessful I have not allowed that setback to discourage me from staying involved in community organizing and protests. This led me to be nominated and appointed to the Dane County Equal Opportunities Commission where I now serve as the Vice Chair.
I am energized more than ever to tackle the issues faced by students and residents living in District 5. I encourage you to read my policy ideas and see for yourself why I believe I am the BEST choice for your vote this spring!
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