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Kam Buckner a Chicago native who grew up in Roseland and Washington Heights, is the son of a law enforcement officer and teacher and serves as a Democratic member of the Illinois State Representative of the 26th district. His district runs from South Chicago through the Gold Coast.

Before entering his role as a State Representative, Buckner worked on Capitol Hill for senator Dick Durbin. Buckner later transitioned into working with the Chicago Cubs leading their community outreach program. In 2015, Kam was hired as the Executive Director of the non-profit World Sport Chicago in which he served 70,000 students across the city.

In his role as Illinois State Representative and Chairman of the Illinois House Black Caucus, he was a key player in passing the Safe-T Act which will transition the Chicago Board of Education into an elected school board. Buckner was also the lead negotiator on the Clean Energy Package. Buckner’s fight to have college athletes be paid for their likeness and image is no surprise as he is a former College Athlete himself.

Buckner’s roots in education and law enforcement while also growing up on the Southside of Chicago, has given him an insight on what disparaging communities need as well as how to fix those issues within the education and law system that has consequentially never been in favor of those communities. This foundation gives him an upper hand as he understands the ins and outs of the city which has made him a great candidate for the 2023 Mayoral Race.

Each link below will direct you straight to Buckner’s “4-star plan” according to topic.

Safety and Justice:

View this link for Kam Buckners plan for safety and justice


View this link for Kam Buckners Education plan


View this link for Kam Buckners transportation plan.

Mental Health:

View this link for Kam Buckners plan for Mental Health.


View link for Kam Buckners plan for housing in the city of Chicago.


View the link for Kam Buckners plan for veterans.

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